Did you ever cry into a bowl of Brussels sprouts? No? A few weeks ago I had one of those moments where I struggled with what to eat. I’ve been incorporating a lot more fruits and veggies into my daily regimen. Most of the time it’s been pretty easy for me to follow a healthy diet. I know that fruits and veggies fuel my body. I know they are good for me but sometimes I JUST DON’T WANT THEM!
I was contemplating what to eat a few hours before going to the gym. I had a little bit of protein for my snack but needed a fruit or veggie. I love Brussels sprouts. It’s not that I don’t dig them. The problem was that I could not stop thinking about all the other things in the house: potato chips, cookies, ice cream, etc. I wanted to eat for comfort not for fuel. I fought the temptation but it took everything I had to fight it. I roasted some Brussels sprouts and found myself near tears as I sat down to eat them. Eating healthy is a struggle. Eating healthy is hard. I was proud of myself for fighting the temptation but exhausted at the emotional struggle I faced.
I made it to the gym that night. I was thankful I fought the temptation to eat for comfort. After the gym I had no desire to eat anything but a healthy dinner and call it a day. I just wish it was that easy all the time.
In order to avoid another meltdown I’ve been dressing up my meals to be more colorful to cheer up my winter doldrums and make healthy eating a little more fun. This salad is a light meal I would definitely want to eat before heading to the gym.
Kale has been touted as one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. The walnuts provide a great source of protein. The pomegranate seeds and red onion give the salad a nice bite to it. If you find yourself struggling to eat healthy like I did make sure to put this salad into your rotation. It will definitely cheer you up and fuel you up!
Recipe from Whole Living