Healing Heart Nutrition
Healing Heart Nutrition

What does a MINDFUL eater feel like?

Being fully present without being distracted indulging in savory food. Doesn’t that sound AMAZING….

With practice, mindfulness cultivates the possibility of freeing yourself of reactive, habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Mindfulness promotes balance, choice, wisdom, and acceptance of what is.

So, if you want to give it a try then challenge yourself with these 4 simple awareness techniques:

  1. PACE yourself and eat with intention
  2. Ask yourself “what do I have control over right now?” this allows forgiveness and flexibility with eating so we don’t obsess if we had a little more than we should have at lunch
  3. CHECK yourself before that first bite and do a hunger scan
  4. DITCH the old habits (like multitasking or eating out of boredom) and focus your mind on why changing the particular behaviors would be more beneficial rather than just the food

Also, if you want to give your taste buds some happiness with a variety of flavors in MIND try my Broccoli Almond Protein Salad.

Broccoli Almond Protein Salad

  • 4 cups Broccoli (chopped into small florets)
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Almonds (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Almond Butter
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Garlic (clove, minced)
  • Water to thin out about 1-2TBS

In a large mixing bowl, combine the broccoli florets, garbanzo beans, red onions, and chopped almonds.

To make the salad dressing, whisk together the almond butter, rice vinegar, coconut aminos, maple syrup, sesame oil, garlic, and water. Add more water if needed to achieve desired consistency. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to mix well.

Serve immediately or let sit for a few hours before eating. YUM!

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