Felt tired and slow and pretty unmotivated afterward.
Next day, I was doing fine until mid afternoon, then the grouchies came to visit. Noticed myself making a bigger deal over things then I really needed or wanted to.
I even began to question myself, feel less confident and positive about my parenting ability. Lucky for me, I noticed myself mis-judging myself, I then put it all into perspective- “Ok Andrea, cool it, you’re a great mom, who ate junk food for dinner, ok, so your body has reacted slightly, no big deal, let it go.. move on!
This grouchy attitude was no accident, it was a result of my interesting dinner the night before.
Ok, so no guilt. I ate a plate of fries, life goes on. As a matter of fact, it was a great experience!
It gave me the opportunity to remember how I feel after eating lots of greasy food- not so hot, definitely not confident and radiant!
The antidote to feeling not so hot from eating junk food- eating clean, wholesome real food !
I just received a new cookbook in the mail this weekend: You Are What You Eat Cookbook, by Gillian McKeith.
Awesome recipes! They’re pretty simple AND they consist of high quality ingredients that will have you losing weight, looking awesome and feeling GREAT- and I mean feeling really good about yourself! Food like this is the foundation to a positive attitude about yourself!
Here’s one of the recipes I’m excited to try- hmmm, my mouth waters just thinking about making this dish!
Goat Cheese Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Peppers and Arugula
4 red peppers, seeded and halved
12 cherry tomatoes
2 tsp olive oil
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp pine nuts
1/2 pound arugula
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1. Preheat the oven to 400*f
2. Place the peppers (cut side up) and tomatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle
with the olive oil, and roast for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the goat cheese inside the peppers and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
3. Scatter the pine nuts over the peppers and goat cheese and return to the oven for 5 more minutes.
4. Arrange the arugula on 4 plates and top with the peppers and tomatoes.
Serve garnished with the fresh basil.
Notice this recipe is made with simple wholesome ingredients.
Rule of thumb: the simpler and more wholesome the ingredients, the simpler and more wholesome your thoughts. Simpler wholesome thoughts = kind loving thoughts about yourself.
If you try this recipe, notice how you feel after you eat it. Check in with yourself 1-2 hours afterwards- good chance you’ll be in good spirits and enjoying yourself!
Here’s to eating and boosting your confidence at the same time!
With warmth and blessings on your meal,
PS Have a favorite recipe that helps you to feel good? Please share in the comments section!
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