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a journey to healthy balance

Around the World in A Day January 2, 2011

At least with food ;). It’s been a fun day of eating foods from all over the world!

Let’s begin our world in Asia. Mom and I grabbed a quick lunch at Mama Fu’s after dropping my Mema off. They have these amazing steam bowls…super clean and healthy. It’s brown rice with steamed veggies then you can add a protein. I added tofu. It was some of the best I’ve ever had.

Sauces are served on the side, but I didn’t use any. The clean taste of the food by itself was yummy enough for me!

After running some errands, it was snack time! Lunch was not super filling at all…just perfect! Larabars = my lifesaver!

We’re just getting around to celebrating Christmas with our family friends (who have become like an Aunt and Uncle). My Uncle Carl made my FAVORITE dinner of his tonight…tacos! These are not your typical tacos…they’re foodgasmic. Imagine crunchy carrots, radishes, celery, onions…off to Guam!

I just put the veggies over Trader Joe’s organic blue corn chips (they have organic oil and sea salt on them). I ate half and decided I needed more flava, so I added about 2 Tbsp of ground beef (and a few more veggies) to fit in more with the family. It was the only protein option tonight. My plate…

Now off to Argentina for some vino (Finca Roja Malbec)

Back to America…and Greece 😉 hehe

Not close to being full so that I could have room for dessert: slice of Angus Barn chocolate chess pie warmed with a cup of about 2 Tbsp of greek yogurt (I run through this stuff like nobody’s business) with cacao nibs and 5 sugared pecans (can’t get enough!).

Time for Christmas presents. An ornament for Amber…

Candles for Mom…

a Blue Ray player for the family…WOW!

a Ho ho ho (you have to know the joke) towel for Aunt JuJu

Yes, there’s football in the background. Now we’re watching Knight and Day sipping on some half caf.

I also have to share that God is blowing my mind with raising support for my South Africa trip! It’s amazing to step out of my comfort zone and see what He can do. WOW! See y’all tomorrow!

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