Today, I’m sharing my grocery haul and what I wore for the day. I visited Fresh Market for produce and a few other necessities in the morning. Later, I shopped at my local health food store called Natural Foods Market.
I wore straight leg jeans (here) and a pink oxford cloth shirt (here) with a sweater (here) draped over my shoulders. The loafers are old by Sam Edelman (similar here). The no-show socks are here. The Dooney & Bourke bag is old. A similar bag is here. The watch is here. The bracelet is old, but here is a similar one. (Use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.)
I’m only wearing a little eye shadow and mascara, but I did use all of my excellent skincare before getting dressed. There was a time not so long ago that I wouldn’t leave my house without a full face of makeup. I’ve been using Beautycounter since 2017, and I credit the skincare line and the way I eat for giving me the best skin of my life. So I wrote about the products I use here.
I look for things to eat for breakfast or lunch—for example, sweet potatoes. I bake them in the oven and then add a little butter, pecans, and cinnamon for a warm, delicious breakfast. Later, I slice them and add them cold from the fridge to my salad at lunchtime.
After putting the groceries away, I made this salad for my afternoon meal. I began with a bed of washed and spin-dried butter lettuce and chopped romaine. I also added sliced carrots, dried cranberries, tiny sweet gherkin pickles, slices of cucumber, and cherry tomatoes. The dressing is aged balsamic vinegar (here) and extra virgin olive oil (here). Top with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs for even more flavor.
I also added some leftover pasta with beans and baby peas that I made yesterday. Do you also invent dishes using whatever remains in the pantry and the freezer? After lunch, I walked around the neighborhood for two miles.
Later, I ran some errands for my parents and stopped to pick up a few things at the health food store. I add seeds and nuts to my oatmeal and also to my salads. I occasionally use a small amount of coconut oil to sautee onions, mushrooms, and other vegetables. (It’s also great for dry, chapped hands!) Nutritional Yeast also gets added to most dishes for a nutty, cheesy flavor. It provides B vitamins, fiber, and protein.
Hemp seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. In addition, they have antioxidant effects and may reduce symptoms of numerous ailments, improving the health of the heart, skin, and joints.
Flax seeds may provide health benefits, such as improved digestion and reduced heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Incorporating them into your diet by grinding them is the best way to make the most of their health benefits. I use a small coffee grinder reserved for seeds.
There are many benefits to drinking apple cider vinegar. So I add two tablespoons to one of the many glasses of water I drink each day. Read more about those benefits here.
Many have asked me about my daily routine and eating habits. I start each day with thirty minutes or more of yoga, Pilates, and weights. I move as much as possible every day and drink about a gallon of filtered water daily. During the week, I rarely turn on my stove for anything more than oatmeal. Most of my afternoon meals consist of a large salad made with various textures and colors of fresh vegetables. Here is the full recipe for my oatmeal, but the ingredients vary according to what I have on hand. Here and here are other posts I shared about my weight loss journey.
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