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Mindful Eating and Cooking
For me mindful eating is about being present and striving to reach a state of full attention to my experiences, cravings and physical cues when eating, as often as possible.
By focusing on our food with all of our senses, the way that it feels, smells, looks and even sounds when it is being grown, transported, stored, prepared, cooked and eaten we can use our source of nutrition as...
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Shredded coconut or coconut manna
Blend almond butter, manna and avocado until creamy adding hot water until smooth and pourable. Add vanilla, chia, maple syrup and cinnamon, stir and let chill. Serve topped with nuts, seeds, coconut, hemp seeds, fresh fruit, baked fruit, dried fruit etc.
Melt coconut oil in a pan and add bananas, cinnamon and maple syrup. Blend one part coconut and three parts hot water to make a coconut cream, pour over bananas. Cook until softened and slightly thick. Top with shredded coconut and nuts.
Want To Learn More About Clean Eating? Join me at the Blackstone Public Library for an inspiring talk on how to clean up your diet this spring. Below are some of the things that we will discuss. I hope to see you there!
- What is Clean Eating?
- Eat Real Food
- A Very SAD Diet Indeed
- Highly Processed and Enriched Foods
- Your Taste Buds Are Broken
- May All Of Your Grains Be Whole
- Fat Is Not Making Us Fat
- Meet Your Meat
- Local and Seasonally Plant Based
- Vote With Your Fork
- Making It Happen
- Simple Tips For Making Clean Eating Sustainable
- Clean Eating Recipes and Samples Will Be Provided
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Adding greens at every meal is certainly doing my body good!
I find that adding root vegetables to my greens in order to balance out the contrasting energies of the two foods keeps me from feeling spacey and scattered.
For a lot of people cooking greens seems too overwhelming to bother with, but there are many ways of including greens at every meal, it just takes a little practice...and a good teacher.
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I made a promise to myself that I would try to start eating greens at every meal. The thing that I notice most is how much energy I have throughout the afternoon eating this way...No need for caffeine! Because batch cooking is the key to eating well for us, this time of year I generallly have some apples baked off for applesauce. Recently I had some that never made it into the blender over the weekend so I decided to chop them up to add them to my morning greens. I started the greens off in a little coconut oil and added the chopped baked apples and a little water as the greens started to wilt. Once cooked to my liking I turned the heat off and added dried (apple juice sweetened) cranberries, shredded unsweetened coconut, and some chopped walnuts. Magnificent!
Its Finally Winterlike!
I've had lots of time to rest and enjoy my husband and our home these last few weeks and I am grateful to be living this really swell life.
Chocolate Avocado Cookies with Maple Coconut Frosting
Avocado creamed with a little maple syrup, an egg, coconut oil and vanilla in the blender combined with almond meal, ground chia, cinnamon, cacao, baking soda and salt makes a really nice cookie.
Melted coconut butter with maple syrup, vanilla and salt as a frosting makes these little guys feel sinful.
1-2 TBS coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1-2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups almond meal
1 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup ground flax or chia
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup coconut butter, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup, or to taste
1/4 tsp vanilla
Bake 2 TBS dough balls at 350 for 14 minutes on parchment or greased sheet pan. Cool.
Melt coconut butter and stir maple syrup, vanilla and salt until smooth. Smear on cookies. Enjoy!
Greens, leaves stacked and sliced into thin ribbons
Cooked squash, cubed
Nuts/seeds, pumpkin, walnuts etc.
Bring a little broth to a boil and add green ribbons. Cook greens until they are a vibrant bright green, add cooked squash and dried fruit, turn off heat and let cool a bit. Top with raw nuts, seeds, coconut etc...
People always ask me if I write meal plans and my standard answer is No! I feel that by moving away from rigid recipes and carefully plotted plans we often find a more intuitive way to prepare our food which ends up serving us better in the long run. An easy approach is to keep these simple tips in mind and don't fret over the details of it all.
eat greens first
eat green food at every meal
start your day with greens
vary the greens that you use
keep your greens vibrant
choose nutrient dense foods
choose high quality foods
make nutrition high priority
eat living foods
choose less domesticated varieties
prepare most of your own food
eat with the seasons
batch cook twice a week
prep your produce
chew your food well
eat while seated
be mindful while eating, be present
dont eat when you are stressed
drink plenty of clean water
Reaching one goal at a time is my idea of sustainable harmony and wellness!
I work to help my clients find simple ways of incorporating these tips (and more) into their every day!
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As I sit all cozy and warm after a crispy walk around the property line this morning I am Thankful for all of the many blessings bestowed on us this past year. We have had some big life changes and have overcome many a challenge but we've both grown hardier through the struggle. I look ahead at this new calendar year and see incredible growth and prosperity in store. Progress before perfection.
This Year I Choose To Live With Intention Rather Than Impulse
Apple Sauce Superfood Sundae
Bake some whole washed apples at 350ish until they're soft. Cut apples in half and puree in Vitamix until creamy and smooth. Top with superfood seeds, nuts, dried fruit, coconut and cacao nibs. Enjoy for breakfast, snack or dessert.