Last night’s dinner = today’s lunch 🥗 • My mom is the stuff of legends, especially when it comes to

Last night’s dinner = today’s lunch 🥗 • My mom is the stuff of legends, especially when it comes to mealtime. Growing up, my sisters, brother and I marveled at the endless hours she spent each week prepping and cooking wholesome meals for a family of 6. Just kidding! We were unappreciative little consumers, either chowing down wherever our developing tastebuds lead (typically in snack form BEFORE dinner), or whining about the menu as if we were entitled to our preferences while we still picked our noses and thought fart jokes were golden comedy 🙄 I’m told I fell into the latter category more often than the now mother in me can stand to admit. I’m super sorry, Mom! I took your tireless efforts for granted on so many levels!  ________ The kitchen can become a burdensome place to visit multiple times every day if I let it — I’m trying to foster a more positive relationship with this room and the food in it because presently I see my kitchen as a place where I’m constantly collecting and cleaning basically full dishes from my ultra-picky (maybe it’s in the genes?) toddler and his upturned nose. Since listening to @kellybroganmd’s interview on @thejoeroganexperience this past summer (and then reading her : #AMindofYourOwn) I’ve tried to introduce this idea of taking a time-out with meals and appreciating my food (IN the kitchen, of course 🙃) Admittedly, this can be a challenge with a two-year-old who has all but given up nap time, so now I’m trying to make my lunches line up with his “screen time” or quiet time. So I’m -ahem- reintroducing this Tues, Wed and today for lunch only, and I’m already finding such an incremental shift to be a powerful tool in my eating choices, thus mood, throughout the day. • Another thing I think many of us strive to do is repeat meals and use leftovers creatively. So duh, last night’s prepped meal = a little less time in the kitchen today! *Sorry, this is so blogg-y and less nutrition-y. _________ Recipe: @organicgirl mixed greens + @slagelfamilyfarm gyro meat sliced and grilled in avocado oil + an onion and a 🥒 under the fluffiest dollop of @freshmarketplace tzatziki dip

Last night’s dinner = today’s lunch 🥗 • My mom is the stuff of legends, especially when it comes to mealtime. Growing up, my sisters, brother and I marveled at the endless hours she spent each week prepping and cooking wholesome meals for a family of 6. Just kidding! We were unappreciative little consumers, either chowing down wherever our developing tastebuds lead (typically in snack form BEFORE dinner), or whining about the menu as if we were entitled to our preferences while we still picked our noses and thought fart jokes were golden comedy 🙄 I’m told I fell into the latter category more often than the now mother in me can stand to admit. I’m super sorry, Mom! I took your tireless efforts for granted on so many levels! ________ The kitchen can become a burdensome place to visit multiple times every day if I let it — I’m trying to foster a more positive relationship with this room and the food in it because presently I see my kitchen as a place where I’m constantly collecting and cleaning basically full dishes from my ultra-picky (maybe it’s in the genes?) toddler and his upturned nose. Since listening to @kellybroganmd’s interview on @thejoeroganexperience this past summer (and then reading her : #AMindofYourOwn) I’ve tried to introduce this idea of taking a time-out with meals and appreciating my food (IN the kitchen, of course 🙃) Admittedly, this can be a challenge with a two-year-old who has all but given up nap time, so now I’m trying to make my lunches line up with his “screen time” or quiet time. So I’m -ahem- reintroducing this Tues, Wed and today for lunch only, and I’m already finding such an incremental shift to be a powerful tool in my eating choices, thus mood, throughout the day. • Another thing I think many of us strive to do is repeat meals and use leftovers creatively. So duh, last night’s prepped meal = a little less time in the kitchen today! *Sorry, this is so blogg-y and less nutrition-y. _________ Recipe: @organicgirl mixed greens + @slagelfamilyfarm gyro meat sliced and grilled in avocado oil + an onion and a 🥒 under the fluffiest dollop of @freshmarketplace tzatziki dip

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