Turns Out I Like Raw Broccoli

by HEAB on October 30, 2009

But only if it’s covered in mayonnaise. :)


For my lunch yesterday, I made Averie’s Broccoli Salad but subbed 1 packet of stevia for the 3 TBSP sugar (couldn’t do the white stuff Averie). I let the broccoli marinate for about 24 hours and then stirred in some cooked shrimp and 1.5 chopped Medjool dates. So excited for this recipe as I always love broccoli salad whenever I see it on salad bars. However, I don’t like all the sugar it usually contains. Averie, thanks for the idea – this was delicious! Along with my broccoli, I ate a serving of curly fries (spiralized roasted sweet potatoes).

While enjoying my lunch, I started thinking about how I eat, and I came to the conclusion that I am not normal. The thought of grabbing a quick sandwich or nuking a can of soup for lunch never even crosses my mind. Although this meal may look a bit labor intensive, it took hardly any time to prepare. All I did was saute my frozen shrimp with spices for a few minutes, chop the dates, and throw everything in my pre-made broccoli salad. The curly fries were leftover from dinner the night before. Before I lost weight, a typical lunch usually consisted of a big sandwich with Doritos and soda…or maybe pizza. Funny how our tastes can change, but I think both my belly and my body are much happier with my present day weird, yet colorful HEAB lunches.

I received an exciting email from one of my favorite online yoga websites, YogaDownload, and I wanted to share it with my HEABers. In honor of Halloween, all classes are 50% off through midnight, tomorrow night (Saturday, October 31). Simply use the coupon code Halloween at check-out. Happy Yogaing. :)