Let’s get back to work here, folks! Can’t change the world by cleaning my house. Okay, maybe I can… because I smile a bit more when my “stuff” is in order. And when we smile – radiating out love – the world is changed!!
What does it mean to have your “stuff” in order? To me, this means that everything has a place and space. Especially in the kitchen. Your kitchen is the area of the house that deserves a lot of attention. If it’s not easy to navigate within – clear the air. Scrub open surfaces, sage the room, group like items with like items. And breathe while doing so! This is a great mindfulness activity.
Now, what to eat once your space is cleared?
One of our favorites this time of year is sweet potatoes. Gloriously good in so many different ways, sweet potatoes are nutrient dense. Shannon Clark states, “Not only are sweet potatoes a treat for active individuals due to the higher amount of slow-digesting carbs they contain (compared to regular potatoes), but they also help strengthen immune system function. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene as well as vitamin C, two nutrients thought to help strengthen immune response.”
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, cubed and not peeled
- 2 crowns broccoli, cut in florets
- Coconut oil
A believer in modified mono-meals, meaning that consumption of one or more vegetables is the primary or only meal in the evening, this is a full dinner. Why? Because lunch should have been your biggest meal. Take all ingredients and throw them into a pan, and then into the oven – preset to 450. Your fork should easily poke through your sweet potatoes when they’re ready.
Optionally add-on one or two of these:
- Cilantro – a phenomenal immune booster
- Crushed peanuts – if you have a protein craving
- Sunflower seeds – was your lunch high in cholesterol?
- Onions – hello cold and flu prevention!
- Tomatoes – did someone say lycopene?? makes for more of a stew