The last month has been a bit of a rollercoaster after I broke up with my boyfriend of nine years. Quitting sugar six months before was a catalyst to some big changes including the sad decision to move on from the safe, the familiar, the good.
In the past, this kind of upheaval would have sent me nosediving into a pot of Ben & Jerry’s but since cleaning up my food and stabilising my energy, I feel so good physically that I wasn’t even tempted to stray from the sugar-free clean living path.
Instead, I let greens be my solace. Greens are my comfort food. After the break-up, I went to my aunt’s where I had homegrown chard and poached eggs from the chickens in the garden for breakfast. And I discovered that poached eggs on chard is the ultimate breakfast, sometimes with sauteed potatoes thrown in too. A plate of steamed tenderstem broccoli makes the perfect starter, drizzled with good olive oil and salt. The following week on business in Switzerland, I hit the salad bar in an Italian restaurant and piled up my plate with red and green cabbage, chickpeas and cucumber.
Life seems so much better with giant helpings of greens!