Food should be more often experienced as a nourishing event rather than just something we have to do to stay alive. We are becoming mindless when we eat (I’m guilty too!) where we no longer connect with taste, chewing, enjoying and our fullness. We combine eating with other activities such as watching TV, working on our computer, driving the car or even walking from place to place. We rarely sit down and actually enjoy our food and the journey of eating it. Many studies are now showing that people who eat without other distractions are more in tune with their bodies so they know when to stop eating when they’re full. They also usually digest the food better because the food is chewed more thoughtfully and you also are eating in a less stressed state (stress=indigestion/weight gain).
Now that I am aware of how I was treating my eating habits I am finding more and more enjoyment in not only eating food that nourishes me, but also in creating/adapting recipes. The act of cooking my food before I consume it (instead of buying pre-made food) is an additional step that adds so much value to my health.
I hope you enjoy these recipes! Always more to come: