Back to school! Yay. Although this is our last year of the traditional back to school photo, I get excited and embrace this time of the year as if it’s January 1st. Happy New Year.
I know I’m not the only one when I say it’s time to get back ……on…….. track!!!
With thanks to a little stress this summer, skipping meals that progress to late night snacking -double wammie right there, as this summer comes to a close I’ve got a little extra weight to deal with.
This is an important time of the year to assess and recommit to health goals. Not only are we heading into colder months and some of us won’t be as active, we are heading into some holidays when conditioning our discipline muscle will serve us well; Halloween and it’s candy, Thanksgiving, Christmas. If that’s not enough of a reason to ditch the weight, here are 10 reasons to lose just 10 pounds.
With thanks as well to a heat wave for most of this week; the combined warm temps and conviction to get back on track (basically nip these 10 pounds in the butt) I was SOOOO looking forward to a loaded salad for lunch.
Living in Southern Ontario our fruit growing season will be coming to an end soon. In wanting to embrace whats in season, peaches came to mind. Hmmmm, peaches sliced in a salad perhaps???
I decided for a salad with equal amounts of kale and romaine, Cipollini onion (pronounced chip-oh-lee-knee), small cucumber and generous amount of almonds.
The dressing…..to die for! My daughter, upon tasting it, suggested I freeze it and serve as ice cream! It IS that good.
Being in the midst of creating a lifestyle program, Koolaid To Kale, I was going to save this and add to the “meals” portion, but heck, I’m feeling a little generous today, so here ya go:
YOU WILL NEED:
*bullet or similar small hand held blender
*blanch one large peach (Lightly score the bottom of the peach with an X before blanching; add peach to boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer it to an ice-water bath to stop the cooking. Leave it in the ice water for a minute or two. Remove skin with a paring knife.) Slice peach and put in your “bullet”
*2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
*2 tbsp olive oil
*1 tbsp honey (we found even this amount had it slightly on the sweet side, so adjust as desired)
*salt and pepper (OPTIONAL)- I never added any, but a bit of fresh ground black pepper would be nice.
Add it all to your small blender/bullet and mix it up for a minute. There will be enough to share and try making a double batch.
It IS that good, you’ll want to lick the bowl!
And, oh, the Koolaid To Kale program, sit tight it’s coming!!!!!!