This week it’s all about slowing down and enjoying your food.

We are always on the go and this is especially apparent with our food choices and how we choose to eat our food. There are so many fast food options, ready meals and plastic wrapped salads all of which have been designed to make our life easier but it comes with a price. Eating on the go, whilst watching tv or simply eating your food too quickly can cause digestive issues such as cramping, indigestion and other ailments.

Food is meant to be enjoyed and although we know it can sometimes be hard to find time in the day we hope these few tips will help you find some time for yourself so you can enjoy your food.

  • Begin meals with a moment of relaxation: Take three deep breathes before you start eating. Not only will this ground and centre you but when the body is focussed and relaxed your digestive system is able to work better and your digestive enzyme secretion is maximized.
  • Eat in a peaceful environment: Try to avoid eating whilst your mind is elsewhere, watching tv, reading emails or on the move.
  • Chew your food: This may sound obvious but when you are eating on the go you often forget to chew properly. Digestion begins with chewing as it allows the enzymes in the saliva to begin the digestive process. Even chewing a smoothie is important for good digestion.
  • Eat until you are satisfied, not until you are full: Overeating is one of the major causes of digestive upset be sure to eat when you are hungry not when you are bored or as is often is the case, thirsty.
  • Rest before going on to the next activity: For optimal digestion it’s important to rest after eating so that your body can focus on digestion before it moves on to another task. We recommend leaving 20 minutes after each meal to ensure your food is digested properly.

 

Easy to make easy to digest – Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl

This delicious veggie Budda Bowl from foodie Teffy Perk of Sprinkle of Green is full of fibre, hidden greens, good fats and protein making it the perfect all rounder and most importantly it’s easy to make and easy to digest.

Ingredients

For the Rice
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup leafy greens of choice (kale, spinach, purslane), packed
  • ½ cup coriander

2 cups veggie or bone broth, divided

  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 150g | ⅔ cup short grain brown rice
  • Oil, for cooking
To Serve
  • Avocado
  • Radishes, thinly sliced
  • Goat’s feta, crumbled
  • Poached eggs
  • Pine nuts

 

Instructions

  • Add the garlic, leafy greens, coriander, salt and pepper into a food processor or blender and blend until combined, slowly pouring in the broth to help with the blending.
  • Heat a glug of oil in a saucepan over medium heat and lightly toast your rice for about 2-3 minutes, stirring every so often so it doesn’t burn.
  • Pour in the green paste and the remainging broth, bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 40-45 minutes or until rice is cooked, adding more water if necessary.
  • Serve with any/all desired toppings!

Find out more about Teffy’s recipes and her blog here…

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