How much do you spend per month on groceries?
My family certainly spends more than $100 each month.
Earlier this week, I spoke with a gentleman who has a $100 budget
for food every month. During our strategy session, I gave him many suggestions for improving his health, and unfortunately, many products that I suggested would take him out of his budget.
Another friend of mine mentioned that during the holidays, her food budget decreases, because she’s spending a lot of her income on gifts. Yet another friend mentioned that eating well is too expensive, and requires too much time.
I had to get creative.
Organic really is more expensive. If you go to your local grocery store and compare conventional produce to organic, you’ll see the difference, if you haven’t already noticed. …
Yes, it’s true! You can have free chocolate! Let me tell you a quick story.
This past Sunday, Joe and I were at the Palo Alto Farmer’s Market, having our usual blissful Sunday experience gathering Sensual Food.
On our mission to eat our favorite Oaxacan food before departing, we passed by two lovely women with a small chewing, mmm-ing crowd around them. We overheard one of them mention, “organic and sugar-free.” Our ears perked up. Joe glanced back and me and said, “organic and sugar-free.” I said, “I know!! I heard it,” and went to scope out the scene.
They were handing out samples of chocolate. The two lovely ladies had name badges on that read “chocolate researcher, PhD.” It was love at first sight.…
Did you carve a pumpkin this year?! If you did, congrats on being fun and playful. If not, don’t tell me you’re too old. We’re never too old to carve pumpkins!
There’s still time to get your pumpkin carving on!
Even if you’re a grinch of Halloween (I’ll admit that I’ve been know to get a little grinchy during the Christmas holiday) pumpkin carving is always a great idea.
Why am I all about this pumpkin carving business?! Two main reasons that I’ll elaborate on: inner and outer nourishment.
For my husband Joe and I, opportunities to get messy, silly, and playful together are rarely passed up. Diving into a big, sticky, squishy pumpkin is full of messy surprises. Get creative! …
…of a sugar crash! We all love to eat sweets during this holiday, but why not eat sweets and stay sweet too?
No really, a sugar crash just isn’t pretty. Skip the sugar, but keep the cookies!
As we’ve discussed, there are many alternatives to the white, refined sweet stuff. Knowing the effects of sugar consumption-both long and short term, is in your best interest. Research suggests that erratic fluctuations in blood sugar levels are the leading cause of mood swings. Mood swings are no fun. Halloween and holidays in general are a time when our relationship with our partner, and with ourselves, can really benefit from maintaining a calm balance. Choose wisely what you put past your lips and set yourself up for success.…