When I got out of bed today I was extremely happy. I just felt really cheery and joyful! I heard the birds chirping away and I felt the morning sun peaking through my window, I could have sworn it was spring.
But no, it’s still February in Michigan and we were blessed to have sunshine and above freezing weather the last few days.
& It was awesome.
I am a strong believer in the ways seasons can affect a person’s mood. For as long as I can remember, my mood has always changed with the seasons. For example, my best season is early fall. I am always happy and I seem to have so much energy that time of year. I eat better, I work out like a mad dog (for fun!), I am organized, and I just feel great. However, when late winter comes around, I am the complete opposite. I “give up”, I get stressed out, I feel under pressure, I don’t have any energy, and I just don’t feel like myself. Will I be like this forever? Probably. Is it really going to effect my life? Not so much. I guess I’m just used to it. I know I’m not the only one who gets these feelings. I’m not sure if it’s considered seasonal depression because I’m never really depressed… just different. Know what I mean? I hope this mini spring break helps me get back in my groove!
I was so in the mood to start a mini garden or go to the Farmer’s Market and buy fresh spring produce BUT, like I said… It’s still February!
And February did not stop me from making a delicious spring-time-wanna-be lunch:
Three slices of vegan cheese*, hummus, grape tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled asparagus and sprouts all wrapped up and grilled on a Flat Out wrap
*At first I was attempting to make a grilled cheese with veggies but, this hummus wrap idea really would not leave my head! So if you want to make this you don’t really need the cheese.
On the side:
A kiwi and a plum.
I’ve noticed that most of you bloggers eat your kiwi with the skin on. That’s awesome! I don’t know why I ever even cut the fuzzy skin off, it taste really good plus you save a lot more kiwi. Usually when I peel my kiwi I end up losing half the dang fruit just from trying to remove the skin! So don’t be afraid of the fuzzy! I will diffidently be eating more kiwi because of this. :)
Some interesting facts on KIWI:
- Contains more vitamin C than an orange
- High in fiber (eat the skin!)
- One kiwi contains almost 10% of your daily potassium
- Rich in minerals
I was loving this kiwi so much that I even packed some with my din-din at work:
This went very well with some homemade strawberry yogurt :)
Are you a kiwi skin-eater?