The lunch that bit back.

October 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm 6 comments

This morning I watched a very powerful video that I think all of you out there should definitely WATCH.  It addresses the huge problem that exists among women today with body image.  You cannot lead a happy and fulfilling life if you do not first love yourself.  You cannot even lose that weight (or see that you have no weight to lose) if you do not learn to love yourself.  You are not a number on a scale, you are a beautifulperson with the whole world laid out in front of you.  You can be anything and do anything you put your mind to… regardless of age… but you must first love and accept yourself.

I signed the Fat Talk Free Week challenge – you should too!

For lunch today I pulled out the lunch I had prepared for yesterday and heated it up for a minute in the microwave.  It was absolutely delicious!!        

Spicy Mustard Mescla:

  • 4 oz. poached chicken, diced
  • 1 c. steamed broccoli, cut into strips
  • about 8 baby carrots, diced
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 4 oz. cooked lentils
  • 1 oz. cooked brown rice (it was all I had leftover)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tsp dried, ground mustard + 3 tbsp water, combined
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce

I seriously wish I could better convey how TASTY this was.  Between the spicy Dijon mustard and the Tabasco sauce, this had the most excellent bite to it.  Perfect fall lunch… especially in my cold little cubicle. 😉 I’m craving something sweet to top off my meal though – I think I’ll run down to the street fruit vendor in a bit and get a banana or apple.  Depends on what looks best!

I spent some time reading about the Raw Food Movement on Kristen’s Raw today.  It sounds so wonderful, but honestly I think it would take all the fun out of food for me.  No more oatmeal, pizza, soup, sushi (the rice is cooked even in veggie rolls) or pie??  Eeek, I think I would die!!  Love the benefits she talks about; but I also love the taste of warm, cooked food.  What do you think?  Could you go raw?


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. VeggieGirl  |  October 17, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Such a colorful lunch!! Fabulous!!

    As for the raw thing: Since I have Crohn’s Disease, I follow a high-raw diet, in which I consume mostly raw foods with a portion of cooked foods (it’s practically eliminated my symptoms, and I feel better than ever). To be more specific, I consume about 80-90% raw foods (10-20% cooked foods) during the warmer months, which decreases to about 70% raw (30% cooked) during the colder months (this is true/what works for me – not all high-raw foodists follow the same percentages; and a high-raw diet may not be for everyone).

  • 2. runjess  |  October 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I don’t think I could go raw! I love to bake and I love warm food. In fact, there are only a few foods that I like to be cold (ice cream, salad).

  • 3. chocolatecoveredvegan  |  October 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog, because it enabled me to find yours!

    I’m adding you to my blogroll :o).

  • 4. Girl on Top  |  October 18, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks for the video. It was wonderful. I have a family member who is anorexic & bulimic. It is sad.

  • 5. catms916  |  October 20, 2008 at 9:01 am

    RunJess: I completely agree! Especially in the winter months I cannot survive without warm foods and breads straight outta the oven!

    Chocolatecoveredvegan: Thanks, I’m adding you to mine as well!

    Girl on Top: Your welcome. I think it’s a very important message to spread. We definitely need to raise awareness and fight harder to make people understand how important it is to love yourself and how essential a healthy relationship with food is.

  • 6. seeleelive  |  October 21, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    That video left me breathless.

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