Hey beautiful people!
After creating my Awesomesauce Insights: a Health and Wellness Guide to Elevating Your Life with a Twist of Awesomesauce Flare (available very soon on my website), I was inspired to share this simple recipe with you all.
Do you ever get confused at how to eat healthy? Or, perhaps you think it’s too much work or doesn’t taste good.
I know many of us feel like eating healthy is daunting, confusing, and time-consuming. I assure you through much trial, error, and training on my own, that eating healthy is easy, practical, and takes little time. It’s also freeing. I’ve been talking a lot about the value of freedom lately. If you missed my Today’s Gonna Be Awesomesauce! blog post about Unlocking Your Purpose, you can read it here:
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Let’s get back to freedom, though. To eat healthy is to be free.
Let me explain.
Eating good, simple, homemade food is good for the body, heart, and mind. It’s well documented that foods from restaurants are filled with too much fat, salt, and sugar (even the so-called “healthy options”). Too much fat, salt, and sugar can have a negative effect on our mind and body (as anyone can attest to kids on sugar… can I say MELTDOWNS!). When our mind and body aren’t functioning to their optimal levels, it’s also hard to feel connected to ourselves and others (hence my use of the word “heart”).
Let’s take the case of your kiddo in a meltdown, or perhaps you can personally relate to your own meltdown. Do you think you will be able to connect with a teaching moment during meltdown mode about how too much sugar can make our emotions and behavior a bit crazy. No way! You will have to wait until your kiddo calms down.
Imagine using food to not help you just stay fed and nourished, but to help you be free from these kinds of meltdowns. How does a meltdown show up for you? You could feel gassy, constipated, cranky, or really sleepy after a meal. This physical state is no fun when you have some major mental or physical work to do!
What we eat impacts our mind and our emotional state.
Here’s one easy, practical, and time efficient way to gain some freedom back in your diet, life nutrition plan, and schedule.
Avocado Toast with Spinach and Strawberries
Prep time: 5 -10 minutes
Cook time: nothing to cook!
Whole grain and/or seed bread (you can sub gluten-free for those that have a gluten intolerance or allergy)
1 medium ripe avocado (roughly mashed)
4 medium, washed strawberries (sliced)
1 cup of fresh baby spinach (roughly torn)
Fresh ground pepper
Cut your avocado lengthwise; scoop your avocado with a spoon into a bowl, then roughly mash with a fork. Put to the side.
Toast 1-2 slices of whole grain and/or seed bread. Once your toast is ready, top the toasted bread with the fresh, smashed avocado. Top the toast with baby spinach, fresh sliced strawberries, and a few twists of fresh ground pepper from the pepper grinder.
Drizzle a little olive oil on top with a squeeze of lemon or lime
For a natural sweetness, drizzle a little honey on top
Serve with plantain chips, lightly salted with sea salt
This is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Hope you enjoy this easy, practical, and time efficient recipe that is nourishing for the mind, body, and heart. And, enjoy a little more freedom in your life in the process.