I've learned to value meal planning. It's takes time. You get to think about what you want to eat for the 3 meals a day for the entire week and plan your shopping trip accordingly. Sounds like work you might not want to make time for, but if you've ever done it, you know how much this saves in time, money, and emotional stress, particularly during those times when your schedule is extra busy and you are feeling extra tired and your family isn't making any easier on you. Even if you don't stick to the plan perfectly, it eases up the week, because good Lord, we eat 3 times a day. That's a lot of times to be thinking about food and all of the steps that go with it.
I invite you to think about how you feel after each meal. Food has a direct impact on the experience - of the meal, of course - and even more importantly, of the day. Food impacts our energy level and can affect clarity and focus. It can downright affect how we feel in our bodies. I became vegan, for instance, because I noticed that when I eat something animal-based, my hands and joints feel arthritic.
Jodh took plant-based to a new level and is having a delicious time with it. Check out her Musings, which is, for the most part, a daily journal of what she eats from breakfast to dinner. Her most recent one is called "What I Ate Today: I'm Back to Running." The pasta on this blog looks super YUM. If you're not much of a reader, you probably won't have gotten this far, but if you have, scroll through and see where your eyes land, and click on the link that references that meal for the recipe. These are simple and super delicious vegan meals that are substantial and won't have you wanting to order a pizza or burger afterwards. Eating plant-based doesn't have to mean salad or seitan.
Kundalini Yoga Quotes:
“I’d never felt anything like it; it was just an opening of energy and a feeling of such liberation.” -Marika Bethel, owner, Glowing House