Hey Friends! Welcome to another Motivation Monday, today’s topic being cooking at home.
How does one motivate themselves to cook food they enjoy, look forward to, and that is nourishing for their souls? In general, I eat what makes me feel good. As a recovered anorexic, I work every damn day to figure out what that is. What is soulful food? What is a meal? How much do I eat? What’s “normal?”
For one thing, there is no normal. There is no normal. There is only me, and whatever the heck I want to eat.
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved cookbooks and all things food, really. I literally would stay up into late hours of the night to read cookbooks, I played Restaurant games every day, and I was always in the kitchen, baking and cooking and testing.
For me, what generally feels good is home cooked food. Added sugars upset my stomach, so it’s generally paleo, and of course, there’s lots of peanut butter. It’s hard to be passionate about nutrition without fueling my eating disorder. In the end, there are some staple foods that I use at home thst inspire me to cook a meal that excites me and feels good in my body.
Oatmeal. Sounds boring to the untrained breakfast chef, but oats can become like lavish desserts. Try peanut butter, dark chocolate, berries, nuts, bananas, yogurt… the list is endless.
Bananas. Oh my. Banana ice cream is heaven. My staple recipe is two frozen nanas with a cup of frozen bluebs, a spoonful of cocoa powder and enough water to make it consistent, then peanut butter, dark chocolate and sea salt to top it off… YUM.
Veggies. Heat some coconut oil in a pan. Add broccoli, carrots, peppers, spinach, and onions, and sweet potato chunks. Saute until tender. Coat with peanut butter. Mouthgasm.
Chickpeas. Delicious by themselves as snack; delicious blended with maple syrup and chocolate chips and some other things for “cookie dough” (check out chocolatecoveredkatie.com); delicious as hummus. Basically delicious.
Eggs. Daniella and I always discuss how boring eggs are as a meal option. But they are definitely a staple. Omelets, skillets, poached on toast, you name it. Sometimes I’m really in the mood!
Cooking at home can be so fun. Blast some music, tie your hair back, and watch fuel for your body come alive in your very own hands.