ROASTED, CRISP SHITAKES
(aka Shitake “Bacon” by chef Elliot Prag at The Natural Gourmet Institute)
• 1⁄2 pound shitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
• 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1 teaspoon sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In a bowl combine the mushrooms, oil, and salt.
3. Spread mushrooms on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in oven.
4. Roast mushrooms until dry and crisp, stirring about every 10 minutes, approximately 45 minutes to one hour. (Oven temperatures may vary.)
Four typs of eating....
If there is one thing that I know for sure it’s that our relationship with food is a direct reflection of our relationship with life. If you struggle with your weight, body image, or eating habits just know that this is not a problem. All of these conditions are symptoms of a problem that are trying to get your attention.
And so the more willing you are to take an honest look at yourself and your relationship with food the more opportunities you will have to not only know yourself better but to make changes. Remember, we cannot change what we do not accept (or see) so change will always begin with (kind and patient) observation and acceptance.
Understanding the four types of eating and how they relate to you is yet another tool to help you get a clearer perspective on yourself and your relationship to food.
These descriptions are my take on a concept I learned from my weight coach mentor,Brooke Castillo, (who is insanely amazing btw – and the founder of the Weight Coach School). I have found them extremely useful and so of course, have to share them with you!
The four types of eating are: Fuel, Fun, Fog, and Storm.
Fuel Eating is when you are eating foods that support your body and it’s needs. This is clean eating. Eating real, whole, natural, minimally processed foods that provide you with energy and nourishment and feel good in your body. You want to eat fuel foods 80% of the time.
Fun Eating is eating any foods that you love to eat that don’t necessarily give you anything back. In other words food that tastes great and you enjoy but don’t offer any real nutritional value (i.e. cake, wine, potato chips, candy, etc.). You want to pay careful attention when eating fun foods as to be sure you are receiving the pleasure that they provide. This could look like one small treat a day or two fun meals a week. The rule with fun eating is that you must enjoy each bite.
Fog Eating is anytime you eat without awareness. You are munching on chips without even tasting them, you are snacking on your kids’ peanut butter and jelly crusts while making lunch, you finish off a bag of candy before you even realize how much you ate and don’t even remember what it tasted like. Fog eating is not enjoyable or purposeful; it’s an unconscious munch that we are not even aware we are doing. The goal is to never fog eat. Stop the minute you catch yourself.
Storm Eating is binge eating or eating out of control. It is anytime you can’t stop yourself. You are aware that you are eating and you want to stop but you feel like you can’t stop or like you can’t control yourself. It’s almost like you are watching another person inside your own body. Sometimes this happens if we let ourselves get too hungry and sometimes it happens when we have an overwhelming emotion that we do not want to feel. Storm eating is usually followed by regret and shame. Many times it’s done in private or in hiding.
And yes, you can experience some of these at the same time or one can lead to another.
Just good to know.
Last week as I was talking to some of my challengers we discussed these egg white muffins! Seriously, what a genious idea! Why didn't I think of it sooner! I'm always in search of quick easy snacks and meal ideas! The fact that you can make these ahead of time, pop them in the fridge and grab and go for the rest of the week just makes perfect sense! The other bonus is that if you have kids you can easily give these to them on the way to the bus stop or in the car!! It's a no brainer way to sneak in proper nutrition without anyone having to know!!!
The awesome thing is that you can throw in virtually any veggie or spice you want to get the taste you desire!!
This is a versatile meal that can be eaten on the go or at home. for breakfast, a snack lunch dinner, or before bed!
Preheat oven to 350 degree make for 10-15 minutes in muffin tray. let cool for about 5-10 minutes before eating.
You can either blend all ingredients in a blender or you can chop up your veggies very finely with a chopper!
Spray muffin tray with extra virgin olive oil cooking spray or any non stick cooking spray.
Cook at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until firm.
Let cool for about 10 mins before eating!!!
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