Healthy eating Okinawa-style

I do not believe “you are what you eat”!  Each of us is much more than what we put into our mouths.  However, I believe as the Okinawan  people do “that the food we choose today is fundamental to our health tomorrow”. Being aware of food choices and the benefits of whole, healthy foods is an extremely important part of health and wellness.  Do not feel guilty about the dessert you had after dinner last night, focus instead on making primarily healthy choices and taking the time to enjoy cooking and eating!

  • Eat consciously to fully enjoy your food
  • Cut excess calories
  • Graze, don’t gorge
  • Eat mostly complex carbohydrates
  • Eat less protein
  • Eat good fats and avoid bad fats

When my mom comes to visit she comments on and laughs about how fast our family sits down and devours the meals I prepare for my family. Even my daughter-in-law Grace said she fits well in our family since she eats fast too:)  Well one of my eating goals is to “eat consciously” by slowing down the pace at dinner!  Eat consciously and fully enjoy your food.

(This is the pizza I made last week.  I used canned tomatoes with a little olive oil and garlic blended until smooth in my mini food processor.  My toppings included fresh mozzarella, sauted mushrooms and basil leaves.  We had leftovers for lunch the next day!)


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