An American Girl in Washington

Salad for Lunch

Posted in AG Goes Veggie by AGinDC on 13 December 2012

Today I made a delicious salad for lunch. I had such a giant box full of veggies, I figured a salad would be awesome. I cut up lettuce, carrots, celery, apples, red peppers, and clementines, threw in sunflower seeds and made my own lemon vinaigrette. It was sooo good, and there’s definitely enough for dinner.

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Fruits and veggies for my salad.

It’s weird how much my eating changed after a job where I traveled all but three days a month. I ate out. Every. Single. Day. The closest I got to a home cooked meal was ordering room service. When I came home, I was still stuck in that pattern and my lack of food in the house became a running joke among my friends. The closest I got to cooking was putting a chicken breast in my George Foreman grill (although even that was too much effort most of the time), scrambling a few eggs, or throwing a Lean Cuisine in the microwave and pairing it with some broccoli and an apple. But most of the time, I would wait forever to eat, argue with myself about what two or three local restaurants to grab a meal from, and trudge out for something fast. When you think about it, it’s pretty sad.

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My salad!

But now I’m actually spending time in the kitchen. I’m thinking about food but not in a “Crap I have to eat something, what is it going to be?” way but in a “Yaay! I get to cook. What shall I make? I’ll look up food on Pinterest!” way. I’m eating delicious, healthy food, and I’m happy about it. And I just looked back in my food journal, it’s only been a week (and I know I’m in the veggie honeymoon period), but it’s been a whole week and I haven’t wanted meat yet. So that’s exciting.

I also just started reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. It’s supposed to be good and he’s a great writer so I’m looking forward to it.

That’s all. Tomorrow I’m making turnip chips! Woohoo!



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