It’s time to start taking some health with you on the road! There’s a good chance you are on the road 150-250 days out of the year. In 10 years that’s ~7500 meals on the road. You can’t afford not to take some healthy options on the road with you! That’s quite an impact on your health, waistline, and a substantial knock to your wallet! Are you convinced yet?
It looks like Hayes Carll is feeling the impact because he has decided to cut out cigarettes and animal products from his life. I know how much so many of you love to try extreme measures to drop weight or feel better. One doesn’t have to be vegan to be healthy, but choosing to eat vegetarian meals every once in a while is not a terrible idea. A great start could be eating more vegetables with each meal! If you do decide to try a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle let me know and I’m happy to coach you along the way! It is very important to monitor protein intake when you do follow a plant-based diet, so be sure to touch base! I’m not here to convince you to go that route, but instead to start taking some health with you on the road!
In an effort to provide each of you more options of foods to take on the road I decided to start with something very simple, top in nutrition quality, delicious, and a food very few of you have probably ever tried–KALE! Kale has long been touted the most nutritious green on the market, but sadly it is often placed under salads for displays! Kale is packed with Vitamins A, K, C and a rainbow of minerals! The general assumption is that you must cook kale to enjoy it; however, this simple salad requires zero cooking! It’s perfect for the road, because kale holds up well unlike many other greens. Toss in almonds & celery for crunch, fiber, calcium, and protein; boost the probiotics by making a miso dressing; and douse it with apple cider vinegar which has long been noted for its health properties! Perfect for the musician, so give it a try:
Roadie’s Kale Salad
- 6 cups kale (wash, remove tough stems, and chop)
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup almonds, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 Tbsp miso (gold or red paste)
- 1 tsp Bragg Amino Acids or low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 lemon or lime, juiced
Just Wendy Jo