Didja eat it?

 

Tower Garden SpinachDid you try my chocolate peanut butter fudge?  I’m curious….what did you think of it?

Have you ever wondered why I choose the type of ingredients that I do for my recipes?  Have you ever asked yourself why I just don’t open a cake mix box, add in some instant pudding and make a cake?

It is because I know the human body needs both macronutrients and micronutrients.   Processed foods like cake mix, cereal, bread, milk, yogurt, etc. tend to give us tons of calories but strip foods of many of the micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals.

Why do I care so much about micronutrients?  Because we are what we eat and those micronutrients are essential for good health.

Not to say that macronutrients aren’t important.  They are the energy-giving, structural, caloric components of our foods that like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Basically, one feeds the belly and one feeds the cells.

The quality of the food we choose to put into our amazing body has a huge impact on our health.  And making small changes like the buying quality foods that will fill your belly and feed your cells will lead to big changes down the road.  So that’s why my recipes include ingredients that a just a little different.

This week’s featured recipe is a delicious, nutrient-rich spinach quinoa pilaf.

Spinach Quinoa Pilaf

I was inspired to make this because I grew the most beautiful spinach plant in my Tower Garden this winter. The photo at the top is the spinach I grew.  It was almost too beautiful to eat.  I love my Tower Garden.  It saves me tons of money, provides me with nutrient dense food that feeds my cells and my belly and is about the healthiest hobby I could ever have.

When it comes to having a healthy, loving relationship with food I think we have to be fascinated with the amazingness of the human body.

So why not start to amaze yourself today with one simple change?  When you eat, become aware of how you feel after you eat. Do you feel energized and happy or guilty and sluggish? I would love to hear your comments.

That’s it for today.  Thank you for inviting me into your day….I am very grateful to be a part of it.

Ta-ta,

Patti

Patti