Had a great day. Went to my son’s school this AM to watch him play the historical role of John Abbott in the Son’s of Liberty play. The kids did such a great job remembering their lines and portraying the events leading up to the Boston Massacre and Valley Forge:
I also met with my PBWF group tonight for a delicious and wholesome buffet! Wish I had taken a picture of the colorful spread. So delicious. Left with a very full stomach but feeling good about what was inside. I made a cold salad (feature picture) loaded with green power: quinoa, lentils, black beans, soy beans, corn, peas, tomatoes (grape and sun dried), peppers (red, chili and green), mango, lemon grass, onion (white & green), avocado, cucumber, almonds, dates, raisins, lime juice, hemp seeds, chia seeds, cilantro, parsley, ginger and dill.
That is a total of 22 wholesome and healthy ingredients. Of the 22 ingredients, 6 were puréed into a silky smooth & creamy dressing that I mixed into the salad (avacoda, dill, sun dried tomatoes, cucumber, dates, almonds). I purchased some mangos that did not seem ripe enough plus a back up batch of fresh mango salsa just in case. I ended up using the back up batch of fresh made mango salsa:
I let the lentils soak and then put them in with the quinoa in my rice steamer. While the quinoa/lentils were steaming, I diced up my veggies and herbs + made a creamy cucumber, avocado, sun dried tomatoe, dill, date and almond dressing in my fancy new blender.
Tonight, after enjoying our great feast, we received our program report card. I am happy to report that I did well. My blood work was elevated when I started this journey over 10 weeks ago. And today, my blood work reflects low risk in all categories! After tonight’s weigh in I am down 18 pounds. I have tons of energy, feel great and have received compliments about my skin being “more clear” and “creamy” & “glowing”. Wow!!! Never received such compliments👍 My family have been making better choices too and all on their own. I could not be happier.
Am grateful for this eye opening experience, good health and the power of choice.