Thankfully, much of my food intake has been fairly devoid of those discipline-weakening items (e.g., bread, white rice) that seem to trap me into feeling less-than-stellar. My diet lately has looked much like the following:
|My vegan version of ozouni (Japanese new year soup) to ring in 2012: clear mushroom broth, mushrooms, carrot, spinach, and just a bit of homemade seitan and mochi. It's a slightly simplified version of the bowl I made for New Year's Day 2011.|
|Raw hummus on whole-grain rye crispbread. The raw hummus (sprouted chickpeas, lemon juice, raw tahini, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika, and a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil) tastes much like regular hummus, but lighter and a little grassier.|
For the most part, embarking on my individual path with the mindset of a group approach has been working well. I can easily tell myself that I am not unique in wanting (no, craving) a healthy, balanced way of living, and believe it. It is true, after all, given the hoards of people who tend to adopt that fitter-happier mentality when January arrives. It's also true year-round, which is all I need to know in order to put myself back on track to feeling like that more energetic, happier self I've missed for so long. I do actually enjoy fresh produce and whole grains a great deal, so I'm confident that my personal journey will continue to take healthy turns.
What are some of your favorite healthy foods?