The new way to nourishment and healthy living is through letting go of unrealistic expectations and boundaries. Eating to sustain our bodies is just one piece of wellness puzzle, and these swinging virtue-meets-vice recipes showcase this.
A New Kind of Healthy
Balanced indulgences for body and soul
Eating for pleasure can encompass ultra-healthy bites, such as a crispy seasonal apple just picked from the tree, or super-decadent ones, such as a second slice of cake at a birthday party. Balance, living, and nourishing our bodies and minds is not an all-or-nothing endeavour. It’s a marathon that includes peaks and valleys.
There are times when we eat for health, and there are times we eat for fun. That’s life, and it’s worth every morsel. With these recipes for healthy indulgences, we’re taking on “off limits” meals and ingredients.
Moderation is key
There’s room for everything, especially when we’re mindful and moderate, and listen to our hunger cues. Perceived dietary indignities hasten anxiety, taking the flavour out of mealtimes, contributing to overriding and life-interrupting preoccupations around nutrient values, ingredient lists, and calorie counts.
It’s even been shown that occasionally enjoying your food “vice” can help you stick to your healthy eating goals overall. The more we deny ourselves, the looser our commitment to fit living can become. Giving into our foodie desires is worth embracing!
Eating for pleasure and eating for wellness don’t have to be different things. These recipes are here to carve out a new definition of nourishment. They’re label-free, real-food meals and snacks that are homemade with care. Swinging both ways can lead us to a middle ground where the food pendulum’s superficially battling sides can, and do, coexist.