New Food: Collard Greens!
I got a haircut after work.
About two inches off and trimmed up the side-sweep bangs. I never do anything crazy when I get my haircut. I’m too much of a wimp! One day I’d love to walk in and just say “If you could do anything to my hair to make it look its best, what would it be?” and let them do it. One day…
Lunch today was the exact same as last night’s dinner – my last Edamame, Mushroom & Kale soup with some added red quinoa. Apple for dessert!
And for dinner I experimented with a new veggie: collard greens! I picked them up at the store yesterday as a break from the usual spinach, but I had no idea how to make them. I decided to just do a rough chop and steam them with some salt and pepper.
Did you know collard greens are one of the best cholesterol-lowering and cancer preventing foods? They are also super high in Vitamins A, C, K, manganese, folate, and calcium. Whole Foods says so.
To go with the collards, I baked some tofu cubs in the same lemon-agave sauce I used last week. I also made a little batch of 1/2 bulgar 1/2 brown rice and tossed in some almonds for healthy fats.
The collards were good! Definitely more on the kale spectrum than the spinach spectrum, but I love all greens and the slight bitterness and little bit of crunch left in these really appealed to me. I’d buy them again in a heartbeat and can’t wait to find more fun ways to prepare them!
I’m icing my calf right now and will probably do some more biofreeze before bed. I think I’m going to try to go to Bikram Yoga tomorrow morning and just not do any postures that aggravate it. I wonder if I need to stay off of it completely though? It’s not that bad, but if a few days of no activity means it heals faster I’d want to do that instead of just easy exercise for a longer period of time.
- Have you ever had a calf injury? How did you heal it?
- Have you ever tried collard greens? Any good preparation tips?