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What's on your plate?

Hello there, ladies and gents!

 

Keeping in line with all the fun and interactive threads asking about your most recent halls, items you have your eyes on, what you're currently wearing, what's your hair routine, and more, I've decide to branch out and ask:

 

"What's on your plate?"

 

The beauty world doesn't just stop at skin care and cosmetics, it also goes hand in hand with your overall health and well-being, so with that, I'm curious to see what we're all chowing down and snacking on be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or inbetween!

 

For those with apps that help count calories or to those who just want to keep a log, here's a place to share, possibly find and share some recipes, and even tips on maintaining a balanced diet.

 

Don't just share food items, but even drinks! I'm a huge fan of tea and at least have a cup of green tea a day (anti-oxidants) and drink plenty of water.

 

For lunch today, I had:

 

-Brown rice

-Steamed egg

-Steamed red snapper with green onion, sesame oil, and black pepper

-Gai lan (it's a type of Chinese vegetable/greens)

 

Now, tell me, Beauty Talk world, what do you have? Smiley Very Happy

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That is a work of art!!! 

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Oh my, thank you so much, AMHWKI! You are too kind! Heart

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Here's the salad I had for lunch. Took photo just for etscore1 Smiley Wink

 

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Ingredients: slivered black (dinosaur) kale, slivered radicchio, thinly sliced red onion, chopped baked maple ham, fresh blueberries. Massage kale and radicchio with good extra virgin olive oil. Add rest of ingredients. Toss everything together.

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Ooh, I will def make this. Yum!

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This is such a lovely looking salad! I keep trying to get into kale but it's hard for me to truly love. My friend told me about this hybrid vegetable called Kale Sprouts. She said they are amazing roasted in the oven with olive oil and salt and pepper. I will let you know how they taste! 

 

My go to salad ingredient are chopped up bell peppers! I feel like bell peppers don't get enough love. They are one of my go to vegetables. I prefer the yellow and orange variety Smiley Wink

 

One day I was eating chopped up orange bell peppers raw for lunch. My coworkers thought I was eating cheetos at first! Smiley Tongue 

<3, Randee

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Randee, try removing any of the stalks the next time you try kale. The stalks are what makes kale taste bitter. It's not going to magically make kale taste like cupcakes, but it should definitely help. 

 

Whole Foods has a great kale salad in their self-serve salad area (near the hot items, soups, etc.). They tend to have two, but one has feta and... maybe dried cranberries, almonds and something lemony? 

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Good idea! Thanks for the advice, etscore1. I'll give that a try!

<3, Randee

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I LOVE bell peppers! My fave are the green ones. But, I love them all ( and, all peppers in general ). I put that stuff in and on everything, and like to munch on them just like that, fresh and on their own, too! Ooooo, I do so many things with them... Yum! One of my fave veggies. 

 

Now, kale... I totally get you. That's where I drew the line. I already eat some nasty stuff I don't really like, as it is, I do. Because it's healthy, they say. Pfffft. Whatever. But, kale... I'm not gonna eat that nasty thang! Ever! Smiley Tongue Some things you just don't do. Smiley Very Happy

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Sounds better than a coworker I had that would eat raw whole onions...

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I can't imagine eating whole raw onions...

<3, Randee

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Randee, I know what you mean about kale. It's an acquired taste, I think because it's bitter and we don't eat enough bitter things like our grandparents did. I ate it cooked first, usually in olive oil but also in recipes using fruits and olives and things like that. I used to turn up my nose at the idea of eating it raw, even after I started liking it cooked, but then saw a chef on cooking network massage it first with olive oil to break it down. This massaging really does work! Now I find I'm bored with traditional salad lettuces.

 

You're right that bell peppers don't get enough love. I'd have to say that they're one of my least favorite veggies. I admire you for eating it so often and lovingly. Smiley Wink

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Hilariously, I recently was a part of a focus group for a pizza place and one of the topics was food trends. We brought up gluten-free, paleo, etc. Eventually the focus group leader asked "What about kale? Who here has eaten kale within the last month?" 

 

Everybody raised their hand, haha. Though interestingly enough, some were proud, some weren't, some loved it, some didn't but felt compelled to eat it anyway... 

 

Then we got back to eating pizza. 

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I'd eat it. Got some good proportions going there.

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MAPLE HAM!!!! Blueberries!!!!!!

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Donuts! Okay, well I actually got these Sunday and they weren't all for me but look at them!!

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Darn, I can't help but google this place based on the info you posted on another thread. Thx god, I can't go to there otherwise ppl have to call an ambulance to take me out. Lol Smiley Happy

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Hahaha! I had to contain myself from getting more donuts, I probably wouldn't have been able to eat them but they all looked so good.

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You guys can take the fruit - I'm heading for chocolate!

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Just gonna dive head first into that box of donuts...just like....

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Guilty as charged! 

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Not even mad about it or made to feel guilty.

 

Time to indulge. 

 

Those have been my treat as of late....the pretzels are thinner/flatter so they don't feel so bulky.

 

 

These too....I've been hitting up Costco non-stop. The pumpkin seed treat is a bit more hearty so a good sized piece is all I need, but those pretzels.....good gawd, I could sit there with the bag and snack and snack. DANGEROUS!!!! Smiley Tongue

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