so last night at our beauty event i was talking to my friend holly (she just started an AMAZING travel blog you need to check out.) she was asking about my salad that i have been putting on snapchat everyday and said i needed to put the recipe up. so here i am!
3 weeks ago cal and i watched a documentary on netflix called Food Matters (see the trailer here.) i LOVE documentaries about food. the feelings i have after remind me of how i felt growing up after church and young life camps. you just get your head back on straight and are reminded of where you need to be. i need constant reminders of why to not just live on mac and cheese, chips, chocolate, donuts, and mountain dew, so every now and then we just throw one of those documentaries on. not to mention, my brother's brain cancer has COMPLETELY changed how i see what we put into and on our bodies. slowly over the years i have REALLY changed the way that i eat. i literally used to live on those foods i listed above. i've tried to change almost everything we eat to organic. i've cut out all dairy except cheese. now as of three weeks ago, i've cut out meat and tried to have more of a plant based from my diet. i've never been a big fan of meat anyways, so its not much loss to me. i'm sure i will still occasionally eat it because the thought of giving up anything FOREVER is a little too much for me. but the way i see it is every little bit helps!
anyway! you should definitely check out Food Matters. if you want a couple more: vegucated, forks over knives, food inc, and hungry for change are all AWESOME. so the main theme in Food Matters is raw, vegan, plant based diet. i decided to try and swap my typical turkey sandwich and chips for this sandwich at lunch. i typically NEVER eat salads because i never get full. NOT the case with this one. its easy and quick too!
- carrots (i used carrot chips)
- almonds (i used marcona)
- pumpkin seeds (i use raw unsalted)
i tear off pieces of kale, broccoli, carrots and break it into tiny bites. you can do this ahead and keep it in a bag to eat off all week. then just throw on the almonds, pumpkin seeds, and you're favorite dressing! i've been using a ginger salad dressing because i LOVE them. enjoy!