Food As Medicine, Food Prep Hacks

Food First!

I came up with a new saying for use in my daily life. It is “Food First”.

And this is what I mean by it.

Do you ever have those moments when you are thinking of cooking something or thinking I should eat something but you are busy doing other things and it seems like a chore or not a priority? I know that feeling exactly. And I even love to cook and I still feel this way!

However, recently I have embraced how important it is to have quality food and nutritious food in my daily life. So to remind me of this, I just say in my head or out loud “Food First!”. This snaps me back into remembering that nothing else is as important! Food First.

And then after I say it, I go and take the time to make some food, or take my supplements, or do my yoga, or whatever I need to do that is on my healthy priority list. It all falls under my umbrella of ‘food first’…. food for my body, my mind, or my soul. Feeding is more than just food.

I used my little strategy yesterday. I made this amazing pot of soup in the morning as well as my 5 minute cookies that I make for my hubby. And while I stirred the soup and was really thinking about the blog posts that I wanted to be writing, I said “Food First”. 🙂 to snap me back to the importance of making healthy and nutritious food.

What about you? Do you struggle with putting things first in your day? I know that time is always an issue for many of us but I am talking more about how we ‘feel’ about our priorities and how we see them or if we see them as priorities or not.

I hope you too put Food First and give yourself the gift and pleasure of prioritizing food and goodness into your life. 🙂

Affirmations, Food As Medicine, Your Amazing Life

3 Food Affirmations

I love both food and affirmations! 🙂

Here are 3 affirmations to enhance your JOY of food and eating well. Affirmations are very powerful!

Affirmation: Love your food and it will lov eyou back!
Affirmation: Let food be a rainbow in your life.
Affirmation: Eat with JOY!

I hope that you enJOYed this food affirmations and that you get excited about eating healthy food that will nourish you mind, body and soul!

Food As Medicine, Spices

Winter Spices

gorgeous setting with cooking spices and herbs (bay leaves, chili powder, coriander, cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, garam masala, piri piri, salt, turmeric) on a wooden mat

Winter is a perfect time to enJOY some great spices. A few that come to mind are cinnamon, cardamon, cayenne, tumeric, ginger and ginseng.

All of these spices can be incorporated into things like hots drinks and into your cooking. These spices all add flavor to your dishes but also promote thermogenesis (the rate which food is broken down) and promotes weight loss!

When we eat real foods, herbs, and spices they truly are medicine and they all have their own unique healing properties. How delightful is this? As the saying goes, just eat ‘real’ food.

Be open to trying new herbs and spices as well as new foods and food groups. See it as a craft and enJOY playing with diversity.