The Ugly Truth About Emotional Eating
It happens with most of us.
You have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day… and at the end of it you turn to food.
There’s a reason that it’s called comfort food. While you’re eating it you feel better.
And when you’re done eating it you feel worse.
Keep this in mind next time you are tempted to turn to food for comfort:
Emotional eating temporarily relieves distress and then makes it impossible to attain what you really want.
Try this recipe this winter for a healthy meal/snack.
20 Minute Creamy Chicken Soup
I know it can be difficult to get a healthy, homemade dinner on the table after a long, busy day of work. That’s why recipes like this one are so wonderful to have on hand – it only takes a few minutes and tastes fantastic.
By using flavorful ingredients, like roasted red bell peppers and white bean hummus, this soup tastes like you slaved over it all afternoon– but really takes less than 20 minutes to throw together. This recipe is a great way to fit some quinoa into your diet. Quinoa is a protein-packed seed that is considered a “super food”. It’s s a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids, and is gluten free.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
1 cup roasted red bell peppers
3/4 cup white bean hummus
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
dash salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
- Take 1/4 cup of the roasted red peppers, slice into strips and set aside.
- Place the remaining red peppers in a blender along with the hummus and chicken stock. Blend until smooth.
- Transfer to a medium saucepan. Add the quinoa and chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil.
- Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the slices of red pepper and chopped parsley.
One serving equals 248 calories, 11g fat, 644mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 20g protein
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