I've noticed quite recently that there is a high correlation between how tight my clothes are and how much guacamole I consume. What's the best thing about spring/summer? Raw food. The mini-me's and I like to graze all day on carrots and hummus, bell pepper strips and this:
Kale salad. We pretty much eat this every day in the warm-weather months, as long as I have access to kale since the local grocery store doesn't have many vegetables besides carrots, onions and potatoes with the occasional bag of dead spinach thrown in.
It's easy to make, also! It's just one bunch of kale, torn up by hand and washed. (kale is a dirty b@#$%!!!) Throw in a minced garlic clove, the juice of one lemon, two tablespoons of olive oil, two tablespoons of Bragg Liquid Aminos (that's like a raw, unfermented soy sauce which is called Bragg Liquid Seasoning in Canada), and 1/4 cup of raw sunflower seeds. Toss the salad (heh) and eat. Kale is a superfood, it provides great roughage and I used to sneak it into everything before I decided that I liked this salad. My vegan friend even blends it with berries and drinks it in a smoothie every morning. That kind of freaks me out, but I have yet to try it to see if my qualms are well-founded.
I ate this for lunch today but I threw some dried cranberries in there. Then I ate it again for dinner along with some chana masala and basmati. And carrots and hummus again. Ooh, and I ate some carrots for lunch too. Forgot. So I need to start fitting into my clothes again instead of giving in and buying bigger stuff... *ahem* and roller derby season starts again in three weeks and I am So. Not. Ready. Endurance-wise, I mean. Raw will let me do that. :)
I wore this:
Shirt: Bought for five dollars at Old Navy and I have almost worn it to death
Skirt: Old Navy, $2.99
Tights: Old Navy, $3.99
Polkadot socks that you can't see well enough: Zellers
Rubber boots: Walmart
Necklace: Orangeyredink Etsy (custom)
See those ugly tan hiking boots? They are being put away tomorrow! No more ice! Ditto for the salt-stained fUggs! (too wet for them) I'm well on my way to being able to wear hot shoes again, outside of my house!