Which is a good thing. As I strive to eat well and keep my portion sizes small I am slowly finding the right balance between nutrition and calories.
What I am surprised about lately? I am finding it difficult to truly pay attention to my bodies signals without having the mindset, "I want this but I should be having this."
This is what I wanted this morning.
|Steamed broccoli, carrot, potato with marinated smoked salmon.|
My stomach just wanted this.
And lately, I have come to realize that if I actually listen to my stomach a strange thing happens. I may end up having 2 Tbsp. of peanut butter and tons of fruit for lunch instead of the healthy salad I had planned. But to my surprise I am full and satisfied much longer.
It seems my body wanted Potassium (potato) and antioxidants (broccoli and carrot) and some omega-3 (the salmon).
I chopped up some smoked salmon and marinated it in a few drops of dark sesame oil and some soy sauce.
|Chopped smoked salmon marinated in sesame oil and soy sauce.|
When the vegetables were fork tender I transferred them to a bowl. I drizzled them with soy sauce and sprinkled some coconut butter over all.
Then the marinated smoked salmon went on top.
But wait! There is more:
|The dogs enjoyed the marinated smoked salmon over strips of nori.|
Abby was in heaven :-)
So, a breakfast not to everyone's taste but I will tell you that was delicious!
I liked the slightly grainy texture of the coconut butter with the soy sauce and sesame oil. I used to steer away from using oils but now I use them in small amounts and it really makes a difference!
Here's hoping that everyone has President's Day off!