What I Ate Wednesday- Hey it’s Reading Week!

I love holidays. I mean who doesn’t? No school/work, waking up without an alarm, doing whatever you want all day, every day. That’s life.

Although it is still bitterly cold and winter-like, I have been enjoying some time outside when the sun is out playing with my pup and boy it really feels good to breathe fresh air.

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You know what else is really good? Fresh juice.

IMG_4872This particular combo was 1 small beet, 1 asian pear, 1 lime, and a few handfuls of romaine lettuce. Truly energizing.

I’m also really loving simple meals that come together fast, full of good-for-you ingredients that are satisfying and nutritious.

IMG_5072Brown rice, avocado, purple cabbage, steamed veggies, and nutritional yeast.

For snacks I usually love having some of my cheater’s almond milk with a chocolate date mousse cup adapted from Empowered Sustenance.

IMG_4865You guys have to try the almond milk, it is super easy to make and tastes amazing!

IMG_4869The Chocolate Mousse tastes so unbelievably rich, sweet and creamy, you could serve this at a gourmet restaurant and receive rave reviews! I will post my recipe for it on Friday.

And lets not forget dinner…

IMG_4851I was very fortunate to find a health food store near me that stocks grass-fed meat at an incredibly affordable price. I bought grass fed beef’s tongue (a spanish delicacy) and then compared it to another beef tongue I had bought at my local grocery store. The conventional beef cost $11/kg while the grass fed one cost me only $4/kg! Goes to prove that eating locally, humanely raised meats is well worth the price.

Beef tongue is a tougher cut of meat and therefore you must first pre cook it in a slow cooker or pressure cooker and then finish cooking it in a sauce made of tomatoes, onions, spices, and white wine. Besides being very nutrient dense, beef tongue becomes incredibly tender and delicious when cooked. Here I served it over some cauliflower rice. Best meal ever.

Happy Hump Day!

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