Mindful Eating: A Guide to Nourishing Your Body

Mindful Eating

Unveiling its Power

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Mindful eating

Our fast-paced world, it’s easy to succumb to the allure of processed foods for their convenience. However, the importance of limiting processed foods cannot be overstated when it comes to prioritising your health.

Processed foods often contain high levels of added sugars, unhealthy fats, and artificial additives that can contribute to various health issues, including obesity, cardiovascular problems, and energy fluctuations. To embark on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle, incorporating mindful eating practices is crucial.

Mindful eating Planning and preparing

One effective strategy is to embrace meal pepping, which involves planning and preparing your meals in advance. T

his not only saves time but allows you to control the ingredients, ensuring a balance of whole, unprocessed foods.

Coupled with smart shopping, where you focus on the outer aisles of the grocery store abundant with fresh produce, lean meats, and dairy you can avoid the heavily processed items often found in the inner aisles.

This strategic approach not only supports your nutritional goals but can also be a game-changer in your overall well-being. Staying hydrated further complements this effort, as water is a fundamental component for proper digestion and nutrient absorption.

As nutrition is so important please Read our blog Learning Nutrition part 1. For more information.

Mindful eating

Mindful eating Reading food labels

Reading food labels is a skill that empowers you to make informed choices. Understanding the ingredients and nutritional content allows you to steer clear of hidden sugars, excessive sodium, and artificial additives.

By cultivating these habit-forming processed foods, engaging in meal pepping, shopping smart, staying hydrated, and decoding food labels you take charge of your nutrition, fostering a healthier and more mindful relationship with the food you consume. It’s not just about what you eat; it’s about nourishing your body with the wholesome goodness it deserves.

Mindful eating

Herb Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potato Medley

Ingredients:

        Take one boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
Salt & pepper

tablespoon olive oil x1
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
teaspoon dried thyme x1
1 teaspoon paprika

Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

 

Instructions:

1.      Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

2.      In a small bowl, mix together the dried rosemary, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. This will be your herb seasoning blend.

3.      Place the diced sweet potato in a bowl and toss with half of the herb seasoning blend and half of the olive oil until evenly coated.

4.      Lay the seasoned sweet potato on one side of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminium foil.

5.      Rub the chicken breast with the remaining herb seasoning blend and olive oil. Place the seasoned chicken breast on the other side of the baking sheet.

6.      Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are tender. Ensure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C).

7.      Once cooked, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing.

8.      Serve the herb-roasted chicken slices on a plate alongside the seasoned sweet potatoes. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

This one-person recipe provides a balanced, nutritious meal with lean protein from the chicken, complex carbohydrates from the sweet potato, and flavourful herbs and spices for a satisfying and delicious dish. Adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences, and enjoy a wholesome, home-made meal.

 

You may also like my blog on the Importance of eating your five a day.

Also you may find my blog on Eating dis order vs disorder eating very interesting.

As always here is a great external resource its the BBC Good Food they are a great recourse for tasty. healthy recipe

By Aaron Christopher Slade