Now that I have your attention, let’s talk. Food and Monday Moods go together. Type A words of wisdom: Don’t connect food with your mood. I’ve been known to eat when I’m stressed. Not healthy. Now my go-to for stress is exercise. Step out. Walk a bit. Pray.
If I’m at work and feeling stressed, I find a staircase or high-tail it to the bathroom. Take a deep breath. Splash a little cold water on my face. Then back I go.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31
When it comes to food, it’s helpful to think about the above Bible verse. -Is my diet glorifying the body God gave me? This isn’t about starvation, folks. It’s about moderation in all things.
-Why follow a recipe and cook a whole meal when popcorn and carrots constitute a healthy, balanced diet..right? Haha!
Remember – the Type A Lady is not a health coach!
The closest I get to cooking is roasting veggies. They’re easy. They’re fast. Big plus: they’re healthy!
Here’s my little recipe for roasted veggies
(Disclaimer! Proceed with caution!)
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
(you can do this with cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus – almost any veggie!)
__Brussel Sprouts washed and halved
__Lemon Pepper Seasoning (use sparingly)
__Seeds (your choice. I use sesame or flax)
__Spritz of Lemon juice (if you want!)
Toss together and spread on a cookie sheet.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until lightly toasted*
*I usually go 15 – 20 minutes – This is quite a matter of personal preference, depending on how crunchy you like your veggies. Enjoy!
Here’s some of the awesome food I encountered while traveling the past few weeks. I’m proud to say, some of it was prepared by my daughters. (They must have learned to cook from outside sources!)