It is definitely a new year's resolution to eat much more raw foods. Nutrition is a passion of mine and I know that eating lots of veggies (especially raw) is the key to good health. I have definitely gotten away from my usual healthy eating habits in the last couple months with all the holiday goodies around. I love veggies though and I'm actually craving some really healthy food so I'm so ready to turn this goal into a lifestyle. Last year, I tried being vegan for a couple months. It actually was great! I felt so much more energy than I was used to and it helped steer me away from eating any of the normal junk food, because basically as a vegan, I couldn't. While I definitely support anyone who wants to try that lifestyle, for myself I wanted to add fish, eggs and cheese back into my diet.
Now I'm back to the drawing board in what exactly a healthy diet is. I do believe that it's different for different people. However I don't think there's any getting away from the fact that eating lots of veggies, especially leafy greens does wonders for your health. I'm still trying to figure out what is the best diet for me. Also, when I say diet, I don't mean trying to lose weight, but more like a lifestyle decision. This is super important to me, so I will keep you all posted on final nutritional goal is for 2012!
In the meantime, here is a very healthy and delicious recipe :)
- Bell Peppers (any color you like)
- Kalamata Olives
- Clove of Garlic
- Olive Oil
- Red Wine Vinegar
- First you will need to cook the quinoa. I always buy mine from the bulk section in the local health food store. Pour the quinoa into a large pot and add one part water to one part quinoa. Bring the water to a boil, then down to a simmer and cook until the quinoa is light and fluffy. You may need to strain the quinoa depending on how much water you put in.
- Chop up the peppers, olives, kale and garlic.
- Put the quinoa into a bowl and the veggies on top.
- Drizzle olive oil and the red wine vinegar on top and enjoy!
This dish is so yummy and it even tastes good with the quinoa cold. Perfect for making a big batch for leftovers all week!
I'll be taking the next couple of days to enjoy the weekend! I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's!