Eating--More to "Chew" On Than Just Food (Conclusion)
Eating—More to Chew On Than Just Food (Conclusion)
Hey Tribe! So this is it—our last blog in this series, and I’m super excited to share about how care and honor are important characteristics that can enrich your eating experience!
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care…
In this context, my definition of “care” is “to thoughtfully attach importance and meaning to someone or something.”
We can care about eating in a few different ways.
We can care about how high-quality and nutrient-dense food is energy to our body! Being and feeling healthy is necessary if we want to live our awesomeness and share our awesomeness to everyone in our life—don’t rob the world of your awesomeness!
We can care about how giving our best makes others feel loved. Preparing a meal with care for others does just that! People understand the hard work and expense that goes into making a good meal—consider their food preferences and customs, but with your own touch to it to make it unique and special!
We can care about eating by being selective about where it comes from. Animals that are raised in their natural habitat are happy and healthy. Not only is it desirable to eat healthy meats, but just as desirable is to know that the life and health of the animals were respected and cared for, not tortured or caged.
Same thing with our produce—choosing chemical-free, non-GMO plants that are sustainably grown using regenerative agriculture principles that enrich our soil and increase biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem, with the perk of providing us with many and important nutrients we need to fight disease and be healthy, is superior to our common modern practices that degrade our soil and contaminate the plants in order to obtain a higher crop yield and profit.
Honor eating with a grateful heart…
We honor eating by saying “Thank you!” Gratitude for keeping our body its best so we can live the best me and give our best to others; gratitude for the people we know and the value they bring to our life; and gratitude for nature and the effort of others that goes into growing and raising food with love and care for our earth, nature, and concern for our health.
To thank you for your interest and time, below is one of my very favorite meals I’d like to share with you that’s easy and packed with nutrition and yumminess!
I hope this series on Eating has been of interest and insight to you. Eating is deeply personal to the person I am and how I live a healthy and happy life. With that in mind, I’d like to leave you with this thought by Tom Hiddleston—“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.”
I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to respond to this blog with your comments, or contact me with questions or feedback. Until next Sunday, be well and live awesome!