As you probably know I am still in vacation mode. I know we have been back several days, but for now I am still calm and relaxed! I think it is from all that sunshine! I love sunshine. The sun is a major source of Vitamin D, a vitamin that keeps us happy, and which many people lack. I was in The Sunshine State last week and I was extremely happy! The weather was absolutely perfect the whole time we were there!
Now that I am back from vacation I need to get in diet mode too. With the weather getting warmer here I can start going to the farmers market again. I can get lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and start eating better.
I guess I can say S is for Salads too! I love salads. You can make all sorts of different salads. There are many different types of lettuce. There's leaf lettuce, radicchio, spinach, romaine, just to name a few. Then pile on other yummy vegetables. Cucumbers, radishes, carrots, red peppers, celery. I love to lightly steam green beans and then run under cold water and add those to my salads. Sugar snap peas are a favorite too. I like to add dried cranberries and a few almonds. Just be careful what you add though, because you can really pile on the calories even to a salad. Use light or fat free dressing too. Don't forget to add some protein too. Grilled chicken, salmon, boiled eggs. Happy eating!