Okay, I know, this might sound like a huge stretch from the first week of just adding water to your day, but practicing cooking doesn’t have to be labor intensive, it could be as simple as making brown rice (which you just put in a pot: 2 C boiling water, 1 C brown rice, 50 minutes on the stove on low), or making a smoothie in your blender with frozen berries and a banana and coconut water, or taking 10 minutes to chop veggies for a salad. There are some great recipes located on my website at www.lisas-lentils.com/recipes, or you can simply do a Google search for a recipe using something you’ve got on hand. The other day I did a Google search for recipes using grapefruit, I found a fabulous recipe on www.allrecipes.com which included many items I had on hand for a Quinoa Salad with Grapefruit, Avocado and Arugula, the items I didn’t have on hand I just didn’t include. Be creative with your meals, they don’t have to be time-consuming to be healthy and taste great! If you have children, involve them in your practice, this is a great “bonding” time as well as teaching time for your family. Cook with your significant other for a great date! Cooking styles include juicing, blending, steaming, boiling and stir frying.
Next week’s tip: Increase Whole Grains!