Yoga teaches me to honor my physical self and this Halloween, I am determined NOT to nudge on the Halloween treats.
As I get older, this becomes imperative. I’ve seen first hand how easy it is to gain weight. My metabolism, like everything else about me, has slowed down. AND it now requires extreme VIGILANCE to lose even one pound.
Sooooooooo, proactive measures are necessary to battle the chocolate covered demons waiting for the trick-or-treaters who will arrive begging with bags open.
I created this HUGE Mediterranean Salad to ward off the inevitable urges that would arise. Yes, I know at this point in my life that denying that I am nearly powerless in the face of goodies is not helpful. So, I ate and ENJOYED this lovely, tasty,filling, and healthFULL lunch. Thought I’d share it with you,in case you’re searching for salad inspiration on a ghoulish sort of day.
4 Cups fresh baby spinach, washed
1/2 small yellow onion, chopped finely
3.5 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 to 1 cup of marinated artichoke salad (jarred, I drained off the oil marinade) — for this you can use a mix of chopped marinated olives, tomatoes, and artichokes according to taste
3 Tablespoons of vinaigrette dressing — I used some bottled, but often make my own.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. And enjoy every last morsel or until you feel brimming with vitality.