Tuesday, July 8, 2014

girl vs. salad

i feel like i've been stripped of my superpower. 
 
let's say like superman having to walk everywhere.

the fact is i suspect something has happened to me.

whether it's been pregnancy, getting older or the thyroiditis i had over the winter, i'm not able to eat anything i want any more.

in fact, i have to be really careful about what i eat to avoid putting on weight.

i am so frustrated by this. 

it's hard not to hold on to the past.

i've actively cut my portions down and i'm trying to get used to eating a lot of salads now that it's summer and it's easy.
what am i going to do otherwise when it's winter and all i want to eat is chocolate or cheese?

it's hard because i eat almost everything except...


lettuce.

i hate it so much. i'd rather eat cardboard.

so that's a challenge.

so far i've found two salads i like and have on rotation.

spinach salad

toss an emulsion of olive oil and soy sauce over baby spinach with shaved parmisan and almonds slivers (bread croutons optional)

and 

mango and white bean salad

toss white beans and mango cubes with olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. 
then garnish with lots of fresh cilantro.

are there any more equally easy saladless salads out there?

2 comments:

Hayley Allan said...

Have you been tested for coeliac disease? I have it and felt exhausted and put on weight. A blood test can acreen for it. Good luck xxx

Sara Veroni Johnson said...

Hayley-thanks for the suggestion, that's so helpful of you! I've been lactose intolerant for years now and I should have thought of the similarities there, that general sluggishness and weight gain...I'll give it a go. Wow, it's so nice that a simple blog entry exposd my problem to other thinking heads out there. Thanks again, I really appreciate it.