Sunday, January 06, 2013

Resolutions Tour 2013 : Eat Healthier? With Su Lute

Welcome Susan Lute, author of Dragon's Thief to Jenna's Romantic Notions... What are your thoughts on my New Year's resolution to eat healthier?

For me, this is the hardest resolution of all to talk about. There are so many ways to eat healthier. Gluten free. Sugar free. White bread free, to name just a few. The Mr. probably says it best, though neither of us abide by this advise. “Eat less and move more.” Also drink lots and lots of water. The colder, the better.

Many years ago I read a article about Biosphere 2, a self-contained human terrarium near Tucson, Arizona. The experiment's implications for colonizing desert terrains and maybe in the long run Mars was amazing, but what caught my attention was the salad they made from foods grown in the terrarium, which they claimed would prolong life. I don't know if that's true, and I don't remember all the ingredients of the original salad, but we ate it for months after. Today we bought a package of bagged salad reminding me of that yummy delight.

Shred cucumber and carrots. Add chopped cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Kale, Brussels sprouts, chicory. Mix in dried cranberries or raisins, roasted pumpkin seeds and a dash of poppyseed dressing. Serve and enjoy.

Do you have a favorite recipe that makes you look at your diet in a different way? The daughter does the cooking at my house, but I'll bet I can talk her into trying every recipe you suggest. And don't forget to eat less, move more and drink lots of water.

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 **Thanks for stopping by to chat with Susan. Today, I'm Jessa Slade's blog. Help us both by stopping by and sharing your tips for getting organized.**

THE RESOLUTION TOUR - January 1 - 9, 2013

Maggie Jaimeson - Take a Vacation

Jessa Slade - Get Organized

Paty Jager - Volunteerism

Linda Mercury - Creating a Literary (or Creative) Life

Jenna Bayley-Burke - Eat Healthier

Cassiel Knight - No More Procrastination

Cathryn Cade - Take Time for those OTHER Creative Passions

Susan Lute - Reduce Stress: Find and Follow Your Bliss

Jamie Brazil - Shrink My Closet 



Anonymous said...

Susan, I remember Biosphere 1 and 2. I think it was two when they lived there for a little over two years. I definitely had visions of going to Mars on the next spaceship after that. Alas, we are not there yet.

You are now the second person to mention salads. I really have to get back into the salad habit. I've always loved them, but somehow I let it get away from me. Thanks!

pollidog said...

Su, do you always buy bagged salad or chop your own? In winter, we only buy bagged. Also eat lots of soups. How much does your winter/summer menu vary?

Paty Jager said...

Su, That salad is chock full of everything I like! I may have to make up a batch and eat it for lunch everyday. I find it hard to drink cold water in the winter. I tend to drink green tea all day but in the summer I drink ice water all day.

You can find my recipe on here from earlier in the tour.

Jessa Slade said...

Chicory? Hmm, I've never had it in a salad, only in coffee next to my beignets at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. Which I probably shouldn't mention as we resolve to eat healthier in 2013!

Jessie said...

What happened to Biosphere 2?

Susan said...

Hi everyone. Went to the 2 yo granddaughter's bday party, the had to work, but thought I'd stop in before hitting the sack.

Jessie, I believe Biosphere 2 is a museum now, and maybe research center, but no one lives there on a perm basis anymore.

Jessa, New Orleans...yes!

Pollidog, the daughter and I are having this same discussion. Right now we're buying bagged salad, but talking about buying separate ingredients and cutting it up ourselves. There is really no difference in my winter and summer diets, except we might eat more spaghetti and stews in the winter.

Paty, I'm not so good at iced water either, but I'm trying to drink more water just to stay in practice.

Maggie, I knew you would get the reference Did you see the recent film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars?