Day 6: Fun with Food

Think outside of the box.  Keep things simple.  Have fun with your food!

One of the things I really like doing is figuring out uses for all parts of my produce before something even goes to the compost pile!

I have found I love frying up the carrot peelings.  I get my pan really hot with some coconut oil and then flash fry the carrot strips, sprinkle with salt and garlic.  This has become quite the addicting snack for me!

I love the sauce and the saltiness of pizza!  So I have created my own pizza bites with rounds of zucchini, sauce and pepperoni.  This snack is great raw or roasted in the oven for a few minutes.
My newest discovery was using the celery stalk ends for something other than soup.   I was thinking about how I love my kale chips.  Thus….why couldn’t I do the same thing with the celery ends?  I found a snack that was really fun and different.  I put the oven on bake at 275.  tossed the celery with bacon grease, salt, and a little bit of a hot sauce.  Put in oven for about 30 minutes or until desired crispy-chip like sensation!  They are great plain or dipped in a homemade ranch or with bits of blue cheese!
Remember food should be for nurishing the whole self:  MIND, BODY, AND SOUL!  The more you connect to food in a positive way, the better you can take care of yourself and see the joy you can derive from food.
Remember pleasure not punishment!!!
Have you been keeping up with your journal?
What bible verse, prayer, devotion are you using for your 21 day challenge?

Day 5: Food for Energy

During this 21 day challenge as you are learning how to find our MIND, BODY, SOUL connection of your FAITH, FOOD, FITNESS think about how you connect with your food.

Eat to the point of energy not fullness…not sluggishness…not for punishment.

Eat in celebration of nurturing your body properly.

CPDR:  Cephalic phase digestive response….this is when you truly connect and are in the moment of eating.  Thus eating when truly hungry…being present in your eating experience.  Not running around while eating….not eating to the tv….not eating at the computer…not even eating while reading!  By becoming aware when you eat your able to not only become present to celebrate your experience but you are able to recognize the signal of fullness, satisfaction but you are able to create a more efficient metabolism.

ENS: Enteric Nervous System.  This is the interconnection of your brain to your digestion.   This is when we listen to our gut brain; when our nutritional and metobolic needs are being met.

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