Grounding foods

Do you crave some particular foods sometimes?

I found myself craving for earthy root veggies this week, like potatoes, carrots and beets. I tend to eat more of these foods during winter time and hadn’t had them in a while. Craving is a sing you need something: so if my body misses these grounding foods, I won’t deny it their healthiness:)

Though simple, it set me thinking: I refer to the root vegetables as grounding foods as they are associated with the root chakra, the grounding chakra. It is located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae and is responsible for our sense of safety and security on this earthly journey.

I’m switching job in a couple of days. Although quite exited, I may have overlooked the feelings of insecurity it also brings about?

“The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day.” – D. Chopra

I won’t overthink this one and trust my body. Here are some simple “grounding” recipes I spoiled myself with that may inspire you as well:

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  • Sweet potatoes and carrots
    Cube carrots and sweet potatoes and place in foil
    Add sliced green onion
    Nest these beauties in aluminum paper and
    Add a light filet of olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and cinnamon (cinnamon is optional but it does marry well with these veggies!)
    Make a papillotte and put in 350 oven (or BBQ) for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender.
  • Sweet beets
    Nest beets in aluminum foil and drizzle olive oil on top
    Make a papillotte and put in 350 oven (or BBQ) and cook for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender
    Let cool and peel
    Finely slice or cube.
    Easy salad: Finely slice and create a rosette in a plate. Cover with spinach, a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Best when served soon after the beets are cooked and still warm.

Hope you’ll have a great week!

To your success and health,

Patricia

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