Healthy At Home – Make Space For Real Food
Good things that have come from all this include; eating at home as a family, more gardening, and more thoughtful meal planning. It seems like everyone is spending more time on their food prep.
It can also be pretty easy to sit down in front of the television and eat comfort foods. It’s pretty much a joke right now, but in two months, there will be a lot of us who are not laughing.
This also isn’t a time that we want to give up any more than we already have, so it’s pretty easy to give into the mindset to get comfort where we can.
With all of that in mind, the answer is pretty nice. Go with abundance, add in foods. Select a healthy food or nutritional practice to add in every week and see how that goes. Learn more about nutrition and see how to make choices that are nourishing and make you feel better mentally and physically.
The other healthy by-product of social separation is a little bit of breathing space in the social pressures attached to meals.
Typically, we’ll share meals that represent our ethnic backgrounds. We use food in parties, celebrations, gatherings, and even as a part of our religious ceremony. This is a nice time to sit back and get some clarity on what we’ve always taken for granted. We can learn to build on our heritage and include it in healthy practice.
This is our opportunity to eat mindfully. It’s easier to eat mindfully if we:
- learn and practice portion sizes
- balance our meals with healthy nutrients
- actively manage our cravings with awareness
- learn and appreciate where our food comes from
- add in more plants
- take the time to enjoy our meals with others
- don’t eat while working, driving, or watching television
- chew our food thoroughly
- drink plenty of water (hydrate)
- become aware and appreciate color, texture, smell, and taste of foods
- enjoy food preparation
We must make space for healthy food. If we don’t make space for healthy food, we will be making space for illness.
Each of us can spread health faster than a virus.
Tips to eat for your body
- drink 8-10 glasses of water
- eat more fruit and vegetables
- plan your meals ahead of time
- eat smaller meals more often
- be mindful of which foods make you feel better
- be mindful of any foods that make you feel bad
- sugar, alcohol, caffeine in moderation
- chew chew chew
Taking care of these needs build our immunity and set us up to age well and live a happy life.
Currently there is a shortage of meat in the United States. The price has gone up as well as sales being limited. Being from Nebraska, most of our citizens would say that meat is a necessity of life. While some people thrive on animal products for protein, there are many nice and healthy alternatives for protein. That is why we’re providing this protein list. You may be surprised at all of the alternative sources as well as how enjoyable they can be to add to your meals. This is a great time to become more aware of healthy nutrients!
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- eat more fruits and vegetables
- Minimize stress
- wash your hands
- get enough sleep
- drink in moderation
- exercise every day
- eat at home
- list your gratitude
- keep it clean
- a good book is your friend
- plant your garden
- forgive others
- share generously
- learn something new
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