Better Snacking

For better thriving

We work hard, we don’t take time for our meals, and we end up snacking on junk, candy, chips and whatever else someone decided to leave in the hallways of our offices. That is not thriving – that is barely surviving. Sure, we are trying to keep up with life, using technology to work hard, function faster and produce smarter… But what if there was another way?

Grazing

You have probably heard the story, that we used to graze and that is how we are designed as human beings. That is true, however, there is something missing in that story. We would also binge when food was finally abundant. In our modern world, that means sitting in front of the TV at night with a big bowl of food. That is not how our bodies where designed to exist. And it is making us sick!

But I get it

Self-care is not easy. It takes both wanting to and giving ourselves permission to actually do it.  And even though it would make us feel better, perform better, and live better… we wait till we have to do it (like a diagnosis) instead of turning the bucket upside down and chose self-care first.

Self-nourishment is about taking better care of ourselves. Not just eating better, but also thinking, feeling and performing better, because our foundation is solid. Our bodies!

So let me help you

Here is a recipe that will help you snack better. I still prefer you take a break and sit down for a meal for lunch. Studies show over and over, that taking a break makes you more productive. But until you have changed your habits and created a new rhythm for your day; here is a real food snack that will help you thrive.

Root-Trail Mix

Yes… you heard me. Why not use roots instead of dried fruit?

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 cup of chopped yellow beets
  • 1 cup of chopped sweet potato

Ingredients for the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of untoasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground whole black peppercorn
  • 1 pinch of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Nuts: add whatever nuts you like – here I used pistachios.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Combine all of the dressing ingredients and stir well. Put the veggies in a baking dish and pour the dressing over them.

Bake in the oven for 60 minutes.

Stir the veggies about 25 minutes into the cooking time.

Add a small amount of water to the bottom of the baking dish if the veggies seem dry.

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