The kale recipe I decided to try was the Overnight Kale Salad.
The thing that called to me about this recipe? The word OVERNIGHT. As I got home around 8pm last night, I knew that I needed to get some things ready for today like breakfast, lunch, and part of dinner since today will also be a late night arriving home. This overnight salad seemed extremely simple and convenient, so I gave it a go!
I did some improvising by subbing some of the ingredients with things that I had on hand, so hopefully it turns out!
For those of you who don’t know what kale tastes like: I would compare the taste of kale to spinach with a rougher texture. It has a slightly earthy flavor, but when blended into smoothies the taste is 100% non-detectable.
I hope this helps anyone who hasn’t jumped on the kale bandwagon yet!
Now let’s talk about what I have been doing to stay active lately…
Since I am no longer training for a half marathon, I am making sure to embrace other forms of exercise to get in my necessary cardiovascular activity.
Yesterday, I completed my first indoor cycling class in over a month!
The sweat was dripping off of my face, my quads were on fire…but I am pretty sure that I had a HUGE grin on my face during the entire class. I just love spinning, I love being active, and I love that “oh I’m so tired” feeling that I get when I give a workout my all. It was a great way to start the day!
Yesterday, I was able to come home for lunch! Being able to go home for lunch is a treat in itself.
I had some errands to run, and because I work very close to my home and some errands I had to run were closer to my home than to work I made the pit stop at home to eat, blog, and just relax for a minute.
I find that when I eat lunch at work, I am tempted to not take a lunch break, work through lunch, or cut my break in half so I can go back to work. When I DO take a break, I find that it helps my productivity that last part of the day and lets me feel somewhat refreshed. Breaks are necessary for me!
Yesterday’s lunch was a delicious salad of romaine and spinach topped with zucchini, tomato, chickpeas, tuna, bell pepper, and red wine vinegar. Delish!
Question of the Morning:
- What is your favorite go-to lunch?