For Americans, “Timeless” is code for “romance” and “cheating death” —a combination that makes the phrase seem almost inevitable. For example, did you know that strawberry shortcake is actually made with coconuts? Or that the English word “tim” actually means “pie”? Here are a few other facts about our food culture that will leave you feeling like your favorite pastry chef just finished work for the day.
You’re not alone in feeling like you’re just going through the motions at the perfect time.
Although we all have different preferences when it comes to what makes for a perfect meal, we all experience the same time wave when it comes to our morning cup of coffee. The first wave is when we wake up, and we’re completely ready to begin our day. The second wave is when we’re deeply in tune with what’s going on in the world around us —even if we’re still in bed. As we’re growing older, we start to realize that the first wave is actually a good thing, and the second wave is actually a really, really bad thing.
Your love of pastry is hardwired.
If you love delicious, fresh, homemade baked goods, you’re going to feel really good when you get to the office. You’re going to be so satisfied with your morning caffeine intake because your favorite baked goods will be right there in front of you, waiting for you to come across them. You’re going to want to make healthy choices because you know that there’s a good chance that someone you’re baking for will be doing the same. Even if you don’t have time to make your morning cup of coffee.
There are foods burning on your mind as you type this.
We have all been there: You’re in the shower, your phone is charging, and you’re just literally having one of those “OMG! I want to bake a cake!” kinds of thoughts when you’re trying to calm the rapid-fire thoughts coming through your head. You want to show your friends that you’re not just a pretty face on a cake, you’re the most perfect thing on Earth. You want to show them that you made it through a bad day by simply being you, grateful for what you have, and giving yourself permission to be content with who you are.
The word “pastry” actually has two different meanings.
If you’re completely freaked out by the idea of eating meat, then you probably won’t eat the “pastry” foods listed above. If you’re freaked out about the idea of going to a diet, but also want to give it a try, you may wish to consider the “pastry” foods above as choices No. 2. If you’re freaked out that you’re going to turn into an appetite hungry mess when you eat a lot, you may wish to consider the “pastry” foods above as choices No. 1. In fact, it might be wise to consider your average day to decide which food will give you the most comfort when you’re feeling particularly finicky.
So many people are wondering if they can eat it.
So, you’ve probably heard about the “nutritional advantage” of certain foods like salmon and mackerel, but do you know what others are struggling to eat? The answer is: you don’t have to worry about it! Nutrient density plays a big part in determining whether a food is nutritious or not —i.e., whether it provides enough nutrients for you and your family to feel comfortable eating. Even if you don’t have time to go to the grocery store, consider grabbing a healthy serving of your favorite protein at lunch, dinner, or at bedtime. You’re going to feel really good when you make these choices because they’re going to help you get through the day without feeling like you’re constantly running out of gas.
Try these for inspiration!
Here are a few ideas that might just brighten your day: – A bowl of fresh berries. Berry baskets are always a crowd puller and you’re sure to feel like a beautiful Disney Princess when you bring these little guys home with you. – A bowl of fresh vegetables. You’re going to love how easy it is to make these fresh vegetables at home, and they’re going to add such a healthy boost of vitamins and minerals to your day. – A snack of your choice. You’re going to love the convenience of having your favourite snack on the way to work every day. – A salad. You’re going to feel so good when you make this for lunch, dinner, or at bedtime because it’s going to help you stay full and energized. – Tofu. No one likes a boring, heavy meal, but when you have this healthy, lean, and complete protein on the table, you’re going to feel really good. – Oatmeal. You’re going to love the convenience of this healthy, replicable breakfast, and you’re going to feel so good because you’re going to be able to see your friends and family for who they are—not just what they look like. – Brown rice. Brown rice is one of the most nutritious grains you can eat, and it’s easy to make at home. You’re going to love the convenience of this, and you’re going to feel so good because you’re going to be able to see your family for who they are. – Squash. You’re going to love the texture and taste of this simple, healthy dish because you’re going to feel so good when you make it. – Beans. You’re going to love the versatility of this healthy, filling dish because you’re going to be able to make it for lunch, dinner, and at bedtime because it’s going to be convenient for you and your family.