But I tried to put tiny actions into place... good, healthy ways of self-care. Solid rest. Menu-planning. Healthy snacks in moderation. Between all of that and the breathing revelation at therapy last week, things just seemed to come together. Mindful eating, regular exercise, writing, blogging, chores... I'm on a roll.
A salmon roll, you might say. Well, maybe I'm not on a salmon roll, but I'm totally eating a salmon roll snack, a few times a week. I started at the beginning of October, as a way to tuck a little extra protein and veg into my weekend in Palm Springs. It's simple, quick and tasty, and I liked it so much that I've added it to my repertoire.
|All it takes is a little smoked salmon, Laughing Cow Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil, and some fresh crunchy veg.|
|Lay out an ounce of the salmon, and open up one wedge of the cheese.|
|Spread a half of one wedge onto the salmon.|
|Lay one or two strips of crunchy veg at the far end of the fish.|
|Roll it carefully toward you.|
|Wha-la! You can either eat it as a hand-roll...|
|...or use a serrated knife to carefully slice it like a roulade. Some of your pieces will be very pretty.|
|Some of your pieces may be pretty ugly.|
No matter, it's all ending up in the same place! And it's tasty. The tomato Laughing Cow reminds me of the sun-dried tomato cream cheese at Noah's Bagels (if you're on the west coast, or Einstein Bros. if you're elsewhere.) And it's such a quick fix that it makes the perfect pick-me-up in the afternoon.
What is your favorite pick-me-up? And are you taking care of you? I hope so!