I was recently reminded of this in another way. A week or two ago I didn't go to the grocery store over the weekend. I had food, enough to get through the week, and there was no need to go, or so I thought. The problem was I didn't have the right kind of food. I didn't have any fruit for one thing, and the food I did have was an odd assortment that included frozen dinners and convenience foods. On Wednesday of that week, in the interest of time, I pulled into the golden arches and picked up a combo. After I ate it I wasn't hungry any more, but I realized that I wasn't satisfied. Then I realized why I had been feeling like I was stuck in neutral all week...I wasn't eating right. It was so simple, but I had ignored what my body was trying to tell me. "I need some fruit, please. I need a balanced meal, please." What you eat directly influences how you feel!
I resolved to do better. True, I don't come home hand cook during the week. But I've found I can still eat good, healthy, satisfying meals with just a little effort. One of my favorites is couscous salad. You can make it with just about anything and it turns out good. It is a simple, easy to prepare meal that is very healthy.
|This makes a great snack, too!|
Another simple meal is to just slice an avocado, sprinkle with a little salt, and splash with lime juice. If I have a tomato I will chop that to go with the avocado. I ate the one in the picture with a few multi-grain pita chips.
|Avocados are very healthy and delicious!|
So, no more excuses this weekend. I have to make a "banana run" to the store!