What to Eat During Difficult Times

 

June was a hard month -- I was sick for two weeks, my cousin died from cancer (she was only 32!), and a coworker at my part-time job passed away after a short illness (also very young).

The month left me so emotionally drained that I couldn't wait for it to be over!

Now all of the news coverage this week has me literally sick to my stomach.

 

 

If you're anything like me -- when life has you down, you are probably not the best at taking care of yourself.

I know all too well what it feels like to be so overwhelmed by depression, grief and just "life" that cooking and eating well isn't a priority.

Some people don't eat enough at all during these times, but I find myself reaching for cookies, wine and chips instead of more fresh greens, water, and fruit.

The truth is, this is the time we need to be mindful of what we eat to keep our strength.

Here are some easy recipes that will nourish you when you don't have the energy or desire to do much cooking (or eating)....

 

Chickpea tuna salad sandwich (recipe here)

 

Kale Salad (recipe here)

 

Quinoa Salad (recipe here)

 

Blueberry & peach smoothie (recipe here)

 

Green energy soup (recipe here--requires no cooking) 

 

Some tips

  • Be sure to keep plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains around you!
  • Take a walk
  • Remember to breathe/meditate
  • Watch funny videos (babies laughing always seem to work for me)
  •  Unplug from social media at least a few hours a day to recharge.  I use the Freedom app on my phone and computer to do this.

Sending love and light into your day!

 

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