Wow. It's crazy how things are changing daily at the moment for everyone. To be honest, we expected times to get tough over the last week and they certainly have, but we want to help take your mind off the mountain of stress we are all experiencing now, in whatever way we can, by providing a few recipes from the blog that we, as a family, are leaning on.
Sweet Potato, Green Pea and Mint Baked Falafel
I've picked these recipes because I've been able to grab most of the ingredients from almost-empty supermarket shelves. They are also cheap, great for feeding the entire family plus they make leftovers AND this is the kicker... they're nourishing for our bodies.
Tuna Rainbow Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing
When we experience high levels of stress additional stress hormones are surging around our bodies, sleep is interrupted, digestion and immune systems go to pot because the blood is being pumped preparing us to be in constant fight or flight mode. All unnecessary functions get a back seat. The body is pretty clever that way, but we can be clever-er??
Supplying nourishing, easily digestible food is one of the best ways to support your immune system and we all know that's one of the constant worries we are experiences today.
I'm grateful we are entering Autumn right now because the foods that support us best are slow-cooked, steamy bowls of comforting goodness like our Ginger Congee or Simple Bone Broth. Plus anything that can go in a slow cooker in the morning and be forgotten about until dinner is a winner when you're trying to entertain kids, maintain some sort of cleanliness to your house and maybe salvage a little downtime for yourself amongst the chaos.
I just want you to know you are not alone right now. I find myself riding tsunami-sized waves of emotions daily. But we are still putting one foot in front of the other and we will get through this... although it will hurt for a while.
If you need someone to talk to or just listen or you want to brain dump everything please connect with us via email or social media. We all know we are not alone in this but it's still important to talk to people. Good things will come out the other end, we just can't see the end yet. But soon.
Now go flick on the slow cooker and be proud that your cooking for the day is done by 9am. That's one less thing on your plate to worry about.
Love Jen xx