How do you manage your desire for foods you feel you shouldn't want?
We have been conditioned to believe that wanting to eat certain foods or at certain times makes us bad. So, a conflict in us arises: there's a part of us that wants the ice cream (cake, bread, midnight snack) and another part of us that tells us we shouldn't have it.
You can lovingly be with each parts of yourself - the choice isn’t between eating something or not eating something. The choice is between having compassion for ourselves no matter what we are feeling or craving, or falling for the old habits of our conditioned critical, shaming parts, thereby creating more unhappiness. Watch this video to learn more.
Thoughts on Mindful Eating
I've come across these vegan and vegetarian recipes over the years and modified them based on my mood, tastes or availability of ingredients on hand. I invite you to try these or explore your own version of them. Feel free add meat, chicken or fish to the savory recipes if you are not vegetarian. Get curious about what you might discover. Nothing can go wrong other than not liking the taste. And don't worry if something goes wrong - kitchen blunders are just another opportunity to practice mindfulness!