I was going to call this post low carb lunch, but then I decided I don’t give a crap about fad diets or what things are called, just about good food. I saw a pumpkin muffin recipe that sounded good, but was turned off a bit because it was labeled “paleo”. I don’t follow the paleo diet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make those muffins, right?
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, the giant bowl of vegetables, aka my low carb lunch. I bought avocados recently, but didn’t want them to go bad, so I was trying to come up with something awesome to use them in. Then I was feeling lazy a few days ago, so I just chopped up a small tomato, an avocado and some cucumber, mixed it in a bowl with some salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar called it a lunch. It was a giant bowl of vegetables, but so filling I didn’t feel like I wanted any bread or anything else with it. I also wasn’t grabbing random foods between lunch and dinner.
If I’d sliced the avocado and put it in a sandwich, I might not have had those feelings of satiety and deliciousness that came with the giant bowl of vegetables. I could’ve put lettuce in to make it a proper salad, but I didn’t want lettuce, so I didn’t make myself feel guilty for not having it. I’m thinking, as weather gets cooler, that it’ll morph into “bunch of vegetables all sautéed together”, but for the past four days I’ve really been enjoying the simplicity of chopped vegetables.