My goal is to return to having a salad for lunch at least three days and ideally four days a week.
In the heat a salad can’t be beat as a great no-cook choice for lunch or dinner.
The key to liking your leafy greens is to toss in a ton of extras for texture.
A salad chock full of crunch tastes better too.
I buy Boston lettuce.
blueberries or raspberries
cashews (you can use walnuts or almonds)
hard-boiled egg slices
My preferred dressing is olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
When it’s hot you should turn on the air conditioner if you have one.
It can be hard to get the motivation to cook or to compose a salad when you’re living indoors.
It can be hard to exercise or to do a lot of things when your joy has tanked.
My take is that it might help to use the “if/then” technique.
Link an activity to the time of day you’re going to do it as in:
If it’s 2:00 on a Sunday I’ll exercise. If it’s noon on a day I’m off I’ll make a salad.
Years ago I used to show up to the gym regular like clockwork between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. every Sunday without fail.
Of course this might be harder to accomplish when you have no energy.
Anxiety and depression have been on the rise in the time of the pandemic.
This is no joke. That’s why cutting yourself a break is warranted.
This is why making a salad when you can’t cook is perfectly fine.
I find that holding myself accountable to my readers enables me to practice what I preach.
The choir keeps me going.