This Oven Roasted Carrots and Kale recipe is mind-blowing, totally healthy, and oh-so-simple. And it actually made kale taste good. A miracle.
In fact, I ate half a head of kale in that serving! Mmmm.
Along with my awesome side dish, we had roasted pinto beans (which I ended up slathering in BBQ sauce just because) and toast.
I went back for more toast.
And here’s mid-afternoon snack: an orange and 1/2 a homemade granola bar:
I am trying really hard to eat a piece of fruit as part of my mid-afternoon snack (or in a smoothie). The key? Actually keeping fruit on hand. That helps. 🙂
Oh, James told me to tell everyone HI!
HTP Q&A Part III
There’s just a few more questions for Part III! I hope you guys enjoyed this little Q&A series. As usual, in the future, you can always ask me questions in the comments section, and I’ll try to answer right away! 🙂
Angela asked, “Any advice for vegans/vegetarians trying to find a boyfriend/girlfriend with a similar lifestyle and ethics? I kind of don’t know how to approach the dating scene now that I’m a vegan.”
Healthy Ashley once did a really interesting post on this very subject. It’s hard for me to comment on dating as a vegan/vegetarian, but I do think that it would be important to me as a vegetarian to find someone who was at least interested in why I eat the way I do and not be all “Ewww! Weird! How can you LIVE without steak?!” about it. Personally, I wouldn’t make an eating style a make-it-or-break-it thing because people’s tastes can change (vegans go back to meat, meat eaters become vegetarians, etc). I would just look for a man who is open to other viewpoints, including vegetarianism, and I would be satisfied dating a meat eater who understands and cares about my philosophy, even if they don’t agree – but that’s me. If veganism is a break-it thing for you, maybe you can look into joining vegetarian/vegan meet-up groups in your area? Charlotte and Orlando both had pretty active pot luck scenes that seem like a good way to meet other people!
Tricia wrote, “Do you take your cell when you run? And where do you keep it?”
I do take my cell phone sometimes, but not usually. I highly recommend using a SpiBelt to carry stuff like a phone and your keys! I really love the Otterbox phone holder – it’s worth every penny!
Angela also asked, “Do you have any blogs that you frequent for financial/money saving advice? I’d like to recommend some to my sister who is having some major trouble keeping her finances in order.”
I like The Simple Dollar. I’m sure readers can recommend other great sites!
Heather asked, “1) Why/How do you rock so hard?; 2) I know you’re not abandoning "epic" in 2011, but what one word would you like see top the charts this year?; 3) Who is your favorite President of the United States?”
1) It’s a combination of caffeine, veggie power, and sheer dumb luck. 2) Epic is still hot in 2011 (at least on HTP), but I’m also embracing awesomesauce. Make it happen, people. 3) Bill Clinton was my favorite president because he was smart, scandalous, and gave us Hilary!
Well, that concludes the latest edition of the Healthy Tipping Point Q&A! I had fun answering your questions. Want more? There’s also a standard FAQ page, a Vegetarian FAQ page; and an old Ask Me Anything Part I and Part II.
Good night, friends!