I haven't given up completely on loosing weight, but I am taking a new approach to my health. I want to be healthy and if that means I don't loose any weight than so be it because I am tired of spending two hours at the gym each day and starving myself based on the latest fad diet. I like food!
Recently, I purchased a new cookbook by Gwyneth Paltrow called It's All Good. Included in the book was this recipe for quinoa called Quite Savory.
In a skillet sauté 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, 1 garlic clove mince, 2 large leaves of kale (I used spinach). When the spinach is wilted add 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa, salt and pepper to taste and 1 chopped finely green scallion. Top with a fried egg and it is perfection.
I had made a cup of quinoa, so with the remaining quinoa the next day I added a quarter cup of olive oil, a large handful of chopped dried apricots, 1/2 cup of sliced almonds, 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries, 2 chopped scallions, along with salt and pepper to taste and you have a nice summer salad. Did you know quinoa is high in vitamin B which will give you boost of energy.