“In the name of productivity, Fast Life has changed our way of being and threatens our environment and our landscapes. So Slow Food is now the only truly progressive answer.” – the Slow Food Movement Manifesto
Welcome back to Mantra Made’s slow down series, where I share ideas about slow philosophy, slow life, & offer ways to slow down and live by your own internal rhythm. Tip #45 is:
Make yourself a home cooked meal.
Whether you do it impromptu by grabbing a few things out of the fridge or you plan ahead & prep it w/ a recipe, the end reward is the same- you get an opportunity to slow down & nourish yourself.
I’ve been taking notes from Louisvillian Erin Brennan of Living Bliss Wellness, a nutrition coach who shares delicious nourishing recipes on her Instagram. I’ve been enjoying one of her creations, “loaded sweet potato,” a super easy home cooked meal that’s fun to make:
The thing I love most about cooking for myself is that I know what ingredients are going into my meal & my body, unlike at a fast food joint. It never fails that when I do go off course and eat a Wendy’s cheeseburger at best I feel overly full but not nourished, and at worst sick from all the grease.
Slowing down & cooking on the other hand, is enormously satiating, satisfying, & joyful, especially if the ingredients are fresh, local, or organic. Bonus points if you use vegetables & herbs from your garden!
Thanks for reading this & stay tuned for more slow down tips.
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