This morning I had to rush out the house but I knew I needed a good breakfast. Today is my grocery shopping day and trust me when I say it was time. At the grocery store I bought a few organic, chicken meatballs before heading to my favorite cafe. I ordered a double of my favorite side salad as I believe in eating some sort of raw, green food with my protein packed breakfast.
I was so happy to receive my salad and of course had to take a picture 🙂
I decided to have a full sensory breakfast before heading into a morning full of admin work. I immediately craved tomatoes but it doesn’t come with this salad and that’s okay. I just love looking at my food before I eat. As I brought the salad to my mouth I made sure I smelled the fresh Tahini dressing that I have absolutely fallen in love with. As I slowly chewed my food I listened to the crunch, seriously celebrating the fact that I can hear. I smelled the combination of the sunflower seeds and Tahini dressing. I missed the pumpkin seeds but have not asked the cafe to where they have disappeared. The best part, the taste. The combination of the crunch of the mixed greens, the texture of the pumpkin seeds, and the amazing Tahini dressing made for a fully sensory experience.
What does this have to do with nutrition? Everything! I made a conscious effort to slow down and appreciate my food before diving into work. I felt gratitude for what I had and the amazing flavors. Plus, I know from where the cafe purchases their ingredients, I watch them make foods all the time, and I trust them implicitly. I know I’m getting the freshest organic ingredients, it’s made by awesome people at my favorite cafe, and I feel nourished. Eating slowly with focused attention allows for proper digestion as well.
Maybe eating with focused attention, or “Mindful Eating,” may not be a reality all the time. However, if you are ever in the place to be able to try it, I highly recommend the experience. It makes a difference.
Here’s to Perfect Health and Wellness!