I brought in a huge green salad with black beans, tomatoes, corn, celery and my Cheezy Southwestern Dressing. My sugar-free, flour-free work buddy brought in gorgeous cut fruit.
And that's all I ate.
It was no biggie.
And I need to share with you the profound relief that I feel this evening as I write this.
I hope that I remember this St. Patrick's Day. The one where "green food" meant a big salad for lunch and steamed kale for breakfast and not a Shamrock Shake from McDonalds.
The one where it was easy.
The one where I felt great.
The one where resisting foods that I did not want to eat caused me no stress at all.
And I really have a lot of people to thank for that, not the least of whom is my mentor, Chef AJ. She helped me to understand the power of vegetables.
It's way more than a tool for weight loss. It's my experience that eating a lot of vegetables is a brain healing phenomenon.
Are you following Chef AJ's advice about vegetables? How is it affecting you?
Was this St. Patrick's Day different for you than past ones?