We know food can’t really get us to Nirvana—that place of enlightenment where the fires of birth are “blown out” and we are liberated from past karma. That would be a lot to ask from any snack or even the best main meal recipe. But we can become so enlightened about our food that we break the chains of poor health that results from our daily diet. At least, that’s what we think here at Nirvana Food. What we eat often reflects what we feel about ourselves, what our goals are and who we see ourselves to be in the world. When we choose a higher quality foods, we feel better physical, mentally and emotionally. That’s practically Nirvana!
Life in a Main Meal Recipe
Take a good look at your plate the next time you sit down for dinner. And hopefully you are sitting down and not standing over the sink! A plate is like your own personal cosmos, the food your constellations. If you create a world that’s filled with dull, lifeless food—stars that don’t shine—how can you be inspired? Replace those bland foods with items that not only taste good, but that provide your body with the essential fatty acids, antioxidants, trace minerals and energy-boosting calories you need and you’ll notice the difference. Your world will seem to become brighter and more interesting because you feel more alive. It’s amazing what a difference healthy foods like raw nuts, green vegetables, coconut oil and fresh fruit can make in a person’s quality of life.
Provide your body with good food, good rest and exercise that’s fun, and watch your whole world improve. Most of us will probably never actually reach a state of nirvana, but we can enjoy a piece of heaven on earth when we are filled with the energy to enjoy each day.
At Nirvana Food, our team is dedicated to living well through eating well. Changing our relationships with food is the only way to build a lasting healthy relationship with ourselves. We all know what it’s like to eat because we’re unhappy or bored or sad. The temporary enjoyment of food seems to fill that empty spot—but like all physical pleasures the joy is short-lived. When the unhappiness we end up feeling worse than before. This cycle can be repeated in many ways. People turn to drugs or money or other people to make them feel fulfilled. But none of these vices bring pleasure for very long. To return to the food metaphor, we keep eating unhealthy snacks when what we really need are hearty main meal recipes.
Finding that Main Meal Recipe for a Happy Life
So what is a seeker to do? At Nirvana Foods we encourage our readers to adopt healthier ways of eating as a means to improving their entire life. You can’t eat a diet of doughnuts and potato chip and expect to become an Olympic athlete. Eating nothing but junk food simply wouldn’t provide enough fuel to support that goal. Most of probably have less ambitious goals than becoming a supreme athlete. We want to live long lives and have the energy to enjoy that life. But how many of us eat the right foods to help make that happen? A diet that includes healthy ingredients in their most natural state—foods like nuts, raw vegetables and fresh fruit—is a good start. Eating more gluten-free items like coconut flour and pastas made from rice is also important.
At Nirvana Food we believe in the value of wholesome ingredients. Feed the body the right foods and you will feed the heart, mind and soul along with it.