Since our many Charlie’s orders I have continued to seek thoughtful and healthy food plans.
Here are some of my recent wins.
- Roasted Cauliflower
Two Sunday nights I roasted cauliflower. Those weeks it became my default snack.
It is fairly healthy and difficult to binge.
It relieves a moment of boredom, but does not provide any emotional comfort.
- Push the bowl away
I’ve been doing a better jobs of recognising moments of hunger and times of fullness.A) When I feel hungry I try to: wait 20mins, drink a glass of water or sip tea. Mostly giving my brain some time to figure out if I really am hungry or if hunger is merely in front of a different feeling.B) When I feel full, I stop eating. Revolutionary. Rather than keep eating the delicious thing or finishing all the food on my plate, I’ve been trying to listen to my body and stop.
- Meal planning
The side of our fridge now has a plan for a week’s dinner meals (and occasionally details if we are hosting lunch). I know, I know. Many of my friends have been doing this for years. But now I’m on the band wagon.Stephen and I are eating a wider range of food and usually we have planned meal prep time into our day/week.
It has also made inviting people over better because we vaguely know all the food easily ready to eat.
“Teach me Tofu” I asked.
Kamina answered with a two hour session where she taught me about tofu – we shopped and talked and cooked. And deliciousness was achieved. Seriously guys: quiche, chocolate mousse, pad thai!
Kamina of ninakardia and wewriteyou internet presence has launched a new venture lifelongvegan.Stephen and I are pleased to be learning from her and enjoying food and meal prep more and more. Oh and improving our diet and nutrition.