Sometimes you’ve gotta press pause on eating certain foods. That can be for a variety of reasons, from you’re kinda sick of eating a certain food, its making your stomach or skin upset, or its messing with some healing your body needs….
This is part of a series I’ve been creating for Azumio. Azumio is an app company dedicated to improve health and wellness by tracking sleep and steps, monitoring your glucose levels and heart rate, and providing exercise libraries and routines.
As much as marketers try to tell you, there is no silver bullet fruit or vegetable that has all of the nutrients you need. If you want the get most of your nutrients from your food, the key is variety. This is a great opportunity to have fun with your food and try as many different organic or no-spray vegetables you can get your hands on….
I am a people pleaser. Always have been. I knew it, but it was just easier to stick to default, the comfort of what I had known. I was helping some people, right? Making them happy, right? That was something, right?
Halloween just came and went, marking the start of fall and winter entertaining. I love nothing more than to have people over and cook food for them. But let’s be honest, cooking for a party can be a little stressful! Getting a menu together that everyone will enjoy that won’t make you crazy is an art all in itself….
No matter how we eat now, we all have those foods. Those foods that the moment we bite into them, we’re instantly transported back to our childhood or a wonderful moment in our past, a food memory. Some of them just trigger a feeling, and others zap us back to a specific moment in time….
I won’t classify myself as a breakfast person. I eat it; it’s usually pretty straight forward: oatmeal with fruit, cereal with fruit and yogurt, almond butter toast… Nothing crazy, right?
A few weeks ago a friend brought a great breakfast spread to a weekly morning meeting. The meeting, which is just usually over coffee and tea, became that much more amazing! It never ceases to surprise me just how much food can enhance a moment in your life, even if it is just a meeting.
The others at the meeting and I decided that meeting over food was fun, and we’ve now decided to turn the routine meeting permanently into a breakfast meeting. I (very nerdily) created a spreadsheet, sent it around, and the breakfast meeting was official. Because everything’s more real in a spreadsheet right?
This week was my turn. After my friend’s sweet take on breakfast, I decided to go savory. One of the group mentioned that she loved quinoa, so I went for a filling (yet healthy) quinoa muffin. When we met, I also brought a peach and strawberry salad, just to throw more goodness in there. I reheated the muffins as well, which really makes them sing.