I really like this extra hour in the day. Feels like 11 pm but it’s only 10 and I have a whole additional hour to mess around before I have to go to sleep? I’ll take it.
After I dropped Emma off at the airport, I decided to go to the farmer’s market. I’m always so impressed with the amount of food that I get there and how little it costs compared to shopping else where.
3 containers of Chobani
Blue Corn Chips
1 head of cauliflower
2 Japanese Sweet potatoes (never had them before)
Organic persimmon (also never had)
Organic Green Kale
Bunch of tarragon
baby bella mushrooms
2 red peppers
2 gala apples
big thing of frozen broccoli florets
2 yellow onions
Can of organic stewed tomatoes
All for $50. Take that, Whole Paycheck!
For dinner, I made something else from the Skinny Bitch cookbook – Tempeh and Tarragon stew. I’ll preface this by saying that I’m not the world’s biggest tempeh fan. While I like tofu and fake meats a lot, tempeh is always just sort of meh. But for some reason, this recipe appealed to me and I thought I’d give it another go around.
While it was good, I didn’t love it the way I did the Curry that I made last week. Oh well.
While I was at the Farmer’s Market, I found myself getting way too excited about all the different kinds of produce that they offer. I’ve realized that eating healthy, whole foods does a lot for my mood. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I struggle with some body image issues from time to time. Eating crappy foods just seems to worsen those feelings. To be honest, the primary reason that I eat healthy most of the time is that I want to maintain a healthy weight. After going through my teens and early twenties a bit chunky, I can assure you that I don’t want to feel like that again. But I never really thought about how eating a certain way would make me feel better mentally. Physically, yes. Mentally, yes too, apparently.
Why do you eat the way you eat?