Monday, February 11, 2013

Chicken Soup for...HEALTH


I hope all of you had a good weekend.  I did - I splurged a bit on Saturday - my friends made a Chinese New Year feast of deliciousness.  Veggie/tofu dumplings, green onion pancakes, and my friend Elizabeth made avocado deviled eggs that I found on pinterest and they were just SO good. I could have eaten about 20 pounds of food but in the end I didn't.

Yesterday was even better, as I went super healthy all day and made my favorite chicken soup - it's just low sodium chicken broth and every single type of vegetable that I love thrown into my slow cooker.  This time it was onions, onions, onions, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots.  And more onions (I really love onions in soup).  It's one of those things you can't believe is so low calorie and I love to have a small bowl of it before a meal, so I'm not tempted to overeat.

But that wasn't my highlight of yesterday. I got on the exercise bike, I had a little bit of tension to work out because I was...bidding on something on ebay. Don't judge, that crap is STRESSFUL for me!! But after I won the auction (woo-hoo) I still had all this energy.  I ended up working out about 55 minutes but at a really fast pace, definitely not my normal as-long-as-there's-movement workout.  I feel a little sore but a little more energetic today. It's nice to have good momentum, it keeps you going.

There was one point Sunday morning that I was texting my friend saying that I just wanted to cook an entire salmon and stuff it in my face with plenty of rice, but instead I had a nice lunch of a berry smoothie and chicken breast and raw carrots. And it felt better than if I'd ended up in a salmon and rice coma all afternoon - in fact at night he texted me telling me that he was glad that I stuck with healthy eating.

*Just to clarify, I don't think salmon is unhealthy - in fact it's one of my favorite healthy foods.  I just was craving a particular type of salmon dish that is fried with oil and a sweet sauce and I wanted to surround it with carbs.


Mrs Swan said...

I'm glad you clarified because I was gonna cry about the salmon. I LOVE teriyaki salmon!

Your soup sounds like something I would eat but I would be to lazy to make. Hahah

Karen Q said...

Oh swell ... another salmon lover. As if one wasn't enough in my life!

safire said...

Don't know if my previous message went through :)

Salmon is my favorite! I love that that was what you were craving. I hope you have a fab weekend.

That CNY dish your friend made sounds divine. Happy Year of the Snakeeee!

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