File_000Day 10: My dad used to say we as human beings are simply a culmination of our habits. One philosophy is: First the thought, then the act, then the man. So if we ascribe to this, then our habits are pretty central to our well-being and to our success. Developing a habit or routine toward affecting change, as in this new awareness toward food, reinforces healthy success. I feel as though this day-to-day attention is solidifying as a new way of life, not just a trendy trial. As such preparations and choices have become a bit more easy and even thoughts of “non-plan foods” are waning. Ten days isn’t that long, so I feel very good about being able to report this.

Another good eating for sure. The outdoor grill is such an amazing tool for eating healthy avoiding sauces and excessive oils with which to cook. Marinated grilled chicken breasts and some killer roasted vegetable. (I keep forgetting to take pictures of my food!) I will describe:

Roasted vegetables with creamy dressing:

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. On a sheet pan I put some fresh green beans, halved brussel sprouts, a few whole garlic cloves, 2 zucchini thickly sliced. Drizzled olive oil salt and pepper and crushed red pepper on them and tossed until coated. Roasted for about 10 min and tossed, turned the heat down to 375 and roasted another few minutes until soft and brown. I mixed some of that homemade mayo with Italian seasoning and lemon juice and tossed them around in that. Outstanding.