My newest quick and easy breakfast. Non-dairy yogurt, a piece of cheese, and two tangerines. The tangerines smell and taste envigorating. A dash of Reiki, too, naturally. This breakfast keeps me going until lunch.
What’s your fast, easy, satisfying breakfast?
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This is what it’s all about! Helping Heather feel relaxed after an hour of Reiki (note that Heather received only Reiki, not a physical massage) lights me up inside. Admittedly, it is also relaxing for me as a practitioner!
Which breakfast choices give you natural energy to start the day?
As you answer, check in with each body.
What does your mental body need to get going in the morning?
What does your physical body need?
How about the emotional?
Observation is a big part of making food your ally. Gentle reminder: observation is not judgment. Focus on awareness. Let the insights come. Here’s an example of the difference: if you’re thinking, “I should get a juicer,” that’s most likely judgment. If you’re focusing on allowing your bodies to speak to you, a juicer could gently pop into your mind, or one of your bodies could call out for fresh juice.
It takes practice, but with practice, you will gain perspective that reshapes your world.
You’ve been asking for easy meal ideas that will keep you out of a hot summer kitchen. This is one of my favorites.
Nachos are endlessly versatile and a great way to eat cool sour cream, fresh diced tomatoes, zesty green onions, smooth velvety guacamole, ready-made cheeze (non-dary or dairy) sauce, your choice of tortilla chips, and protein.
Added bonus, it travels well.
Bring these to work or a picnic by separating ingredients in containers. Purchased guacamole singles (pictured – Trader Joe’s Avocado’s Numbers Guacamole to Go) are perfect for one meal and will stay green. The protein of choice, next to the plant-based cheeze sauce, is grilled turkey cutlets. Coconut water is a favorite hydrating drink for hot days. Salsa Verde Corn Tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s give salsa flavor.
For a snack, make a smaller nacho plate. At lunch, add more food to fill you until snack or dinner. If it’s dinner time, load up the table so everyone can add what they for Nacho Bar.
What do you think? Is this easy, fast, and customizable for your life?
To know where you are, where you’ve been, and where you intend to go in your relationship with food, a journal is recommended in step 1 of the program.
We have a history with food, personally and collectively. Today I’m asking you to appreciate the good times, the wins that brought you to where you are today.
Not knowing where our relationship with food is going and at the same time intending that it is going to be good is how we can love the mystery. At the same time, you recognize your fears surrounding your future, release them, and gain insight. Remember to be gentle with yourself, to observe, then let go. Don’t put yourself on trial and convict yourself.
Remember to put a date on what you write, collage, or record so you can look back. There’s lots of fun and insight later on.
Certified Nutrition Consultant, founder of the Food As Ally program.
In-person group support meetings are every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00 CDT in Dallas, Texas and Reiki Food As Ally group support meetings are every Friday evening on Zoom from 7:00-8:00 CDT.