Monday, November 30, 2009

Balance

After several days of indulging a bit, we all felt like a "fresh breakfast" on Sunday. We started the day with some apple/persimmon/carrot/lemon juice. It was delicious, and the color was gorgeous. We are very lucky as we have a friend with a persimmon tree, so we had a whole big bag of persimmons. We are also lucky to have a friend with a lemon tree...

Next we had sprouted protein bread with avocado, cucumber slices, & basil. The cucumber slices and the basil smelled so fresh, almost like summer. It was a nice change to the heavier, warm foods we have been eating for a while now.


Questions: How do you "balance out" your meals? Do you sometimes feel like something "fresh" after eating a lot of cooked foods? And, it's the final day of our flossing challenge! So you sure flossed today, right?

Be well,
Andrea

25 comments:

  1. That's exactly how I'm feeling this morning, like I need something FRESH! I feel so heavy (and am heavier!) after all the delicious, rich, heavy, cooked foods of Thanksgiving. I think a banana and a few clementines will compliment my coffee this morning!

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  2. Oh yes, after I'm on vacation and eat out a lot, even if their healthy meals, I just crave something fresh, simple and homemade!

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  3. yes, after a big food feast for few days, i need to balance out with something simple and fresh! my body craves high water content food! :)

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  4. I'm not going to stop flossing, even after November! You've got me started on a new habit that I won't let die. Thanks!

    I love the sound of that sprouted bread, it sounds so amazing. Can you believe I've never even tried sprouted bread? I haven't even had a good persimmon yet, not after my awful first experience :( I need to get one soon before they are out of season!

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  5. After the Thanksgiving feasting, all I was craving was a big, fresh salad!

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  6. I have been tackling the greens, cooked or not. Every time I feel heavy and full from foods I go back to produce. especially greens. They just seem to reset the clock so to speak.

    you are lucky indeed to have a friend with a persimmon tree AND a lemon tree!

    I have a (baby) lemon tree so hopefully soon. We are planning on planting an avocado tree soon too!
    still flossing!!!

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  7. I always love to balance out my meals this way! if I have something unhealthy one night, the next day i make sure I have lots of fresh, healthy foods! I know that after thanksgiving, the whole next day i kept it healthy because I did indulge on some delicious foods! none of which i feel guilty about, but just love to balance out my eats, always ! :)

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  8. I like to balance out heavier foods with lighter / greener foods too! That juice looks really delicious - can you believe I've never tried persimmons?

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  9. So jealous that you have a friend with a persimmon and lemon tree! I've actually never tried a persimmon before.
    After a day or two of indugling I always crave lots of greens and veggies!

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  10. You're pics are salways so colorful. To balance my meals I think about what I am planning, what I am missing and then I plan to fill in the blank. My dinners are always a grain, protein and a veggie. I usually plan on fruits with lunch.

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  12. I am so wanting one of those sandwiches! We felt the same and bought every fresh fruit we could get our hands on.

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  13. I think my getting back to balance is getting back to my plans, my portioned out meals, etc. I know exactly what you mean though about getting back to "normal." :)

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  14. Your cucumber sandwich looks delightful!
    I always feel like I have to balance out my foods with some type of fruit or vegetable. Sometimes, I do a one-dish type of meal and I still feel like it "needs" something on the side!

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  15. ooohhh this all looks so fresh and delicious - just what the body needs after a weekend of indulging. FYI: doing a flossing recap tonight!

    have a wonderful week dear andrea!

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  16. i definitely need something fresh after lots of indulging! i have never paired basil with cukes but i love the thought of that combo. hope your monday is going great andrea!

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  17. A friend with a lemon tree...jealous. A friend with a persimmon tree...sooo jealous! That's awesome! And I love carrot juice, so that juice sounds amazing. I'm definitely big on smoothies and juices the day after a huge meal.

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  18. This juice looks delicious. I've never had persimmons, but keep passing them at the markets and telling myself to buy them to try them out! Gorgeous!

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  19. I am a big eating fresh clean believer after days of indulging.. specially after this Thanksgiving. I love a fresh glass of juice in the AM and nice crisp salad with lime juice for lunch.

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  20. The color of the juice is gorgeous! I'm ready to start eating lighter meals now that Thanksgiving leftovers are almost gone.

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  21. I do the balance thing, but I wasn't aware of it until you asked that question! Sometimes I really do just want something light and fresh to balance out other stuff I've been eating. :)

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  22. I try to balance it out but eating smaller portions that I did over the weekend. Plus cut down on my meat in take again. Though, I'm not much of a meat eater regularly anyway. And increase the veggies.

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  23. Wow! Fresh-plucked persimmons? From your friend's backyard? you lucky duck! :D

    After a series of heavy meals, I think it's natural to crave something lighter and fresher. It also depends on the weather. That's why in the summer, people usually crave salads, not stews! :-)

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  24. Ooooo wow that drink looks good. Seeking of fresh Vs cooked i had a carrot soup this weekend that looked just like your fresh juice. Somehow i know that the fresh juice is better for me. Oh and cucumbers...delicious and a great idea. Thanks

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  25. I love juice blends -- a local juice bar here does one that includes carrot juice and ginger (very yummy, and sort of like your soup).

    And, to answer your question, I do like to have some fresh (uncooked) fruits or veggies each day -- it does feel like a matter of balance to me.

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