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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Routine Breaks

One of the things that makes Adam and I so compatible is that we like routine. We are NOT spontaneous people. We are happy to work out and eat oatmeal for breakfast every day. That being said, it is always healthy to take a break from your routine and travelling gives you a perfect opportunity to do so. This is why my nutrition plans always go right out the window when we are on holiday. I love having the chance to try new things.

So our Florida trip involved the consumption of far too many calories and too much saturated fat. The outlet mall we go to has a fudge store that makes fresh fudge that is out of this world. I don't even want to admit how much I ate! And then there are the whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookies I found at the Whole Foods...and all the chocolate...oh the chocolate! In fact, for the first time since I have known him, Adam is sick of chocolate.

But I think if the snacks were downright decadent, I at least partially made up for it with healthy meals.

When we went shopping at Publix, the grocery chain, I was excited to find huge bags of fresh, washed, cut kale. In Toronto, I have only ever seen it in unwashed bunches or frozen. They had a 2-for-1 special, so I got 2 huge bags. Adam thought I had lost my mind. But we (mostly me) made it through ALL the kale. I sauteed it with garlic and salsa and stuffed it into whole wheat wraps along with pepper jack cheese and scrambled egg whites for my breakfast every morning, I added it to our pasta one night and I sauteed it with turkey sausage to make wraps for Adam on another evening. I also managed to get through an entire bag of cole slaw. I am happy to say, however, that I did not eat a carrot or any broccoli the whole time. As much as I love them, sometimes it's good to get a break!