This is Day 13 of the October Salad of the day Challenge. Andreea Fegan of Little Bites of Joy put the challenge together. I decided to do it to support Andreea. I eat well most of the time. Normally, I don’t eat a salad everyday. I have now for the past 13 days. Some interesting things have come up.
Confession of a Health Coach!
Last week was my son Tom’s birthday. Thursday, I made delicious brownie cookies for him to take to his program. Of course I had to taste them.
On Friday, his birthday we had cupcakes. On Saturday, we went to a football game had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in a pita pocket along with another chocolate chip cookie and a few pretzels. This was all pretty indulgent for me. On Saturday, after the football game I came home and ate a kale salad because I was part of the Salad challenge! I felt much better.
Today, for lunch I was about to eat leftovers when I realized. No, I need to make a salad.
I have made it easy for myself. I make a big kale salad and it can last for a few days in the refrigerator. You can clean and wash your lettuce ahead of time. The ingredients are all ready to go.
This all works so well with THE PROGRAM. I always add protein to my salad if it is a meal. I have a rotisserie chicken in the refrigerator…chop it up throw it into your salad. It makes it easy! I have noticed that I am really full because I am eating big salads.
Small changes can make a big difference. Join the October salad a day challenge. Andreea has more great tips!