When You’re Uninspired to Cook…

September 12th, 2014 at 1:01 pm
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That moment when you open the refrigerator door and just give the shelves a long stare, hoping that somehow dinner ingredients will jump onto the counter and magically whip themselves into a meal.

We’ve all been there. Even those of us who love to cook find ourselves feeling completely uninspired from time to time.

I spent the past week with my sister and her two little ones. Seeing the demands of children mesh with mealtimes posed quite the conundrum. I was happy to do a lot of the cooking while I visited, but I couldn’t help but feel for my big sis. Trying to prepare a meal—let alone a healthy and family-friendly one—while being pulled on and screamed at by a 3 year old is no easy task! I’m beginning to think that it should be considered an Olympic sport.

Whether you’re a multi-tasking mom or a kid-less person like me, we can all relate to that uninspired feeling when it comes to our food.

But I’ve found that if there’s one thing that turns food fatigue around, it’s this:

Immersing yourself in inspirational and motivational resources will spark your creativity, stimulate your mind, and reinvigorate your desire to cook.

Without inspiration streaming into our lives and kitchens, our creative wells quickly dry up and we easily slip into a ho-hum pattern of the same meals over and over again.

Inspiration comes in many forms, like books and eBooks, classes or eClasses, cooking workshops, podcasts, trips to the farmers’ market, paging though magazines, or browsing the Williams-Sonoma catalog. I often find that I’m most inspired when I shift my focus from just food alone to other areas of health as well, like learning more about essential oils, herbalism, food preservation (like fermenting and canning), and fitness.

A shift in perspective often leads to a shift in habits, which in turn creates room for inspiration—and consequently, change—to bloom.

I could point you to any number of resources that are highly motivational, but today I just want to focus on one. I know I mentioned it earlier this week, but I think it’s worthy to repeat.

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is a fantastic collection of eBooks and eCourses designed to empower, educate, equip, and INSPIRE you when it comes to food, holistic wellness, raising healthy kids, and staying fit.

The total value of the bundle is $1,030—but for the next 6 days it’s being sold at an insanely discounted price of $29.97 (PDF version) and $39.97 (eReader version).

To get just a glimpse of the incredible amount of resources in this bundle, take a scroll and be amazed.

If you know me, you know I don’t promote many products or “deals” very often. I’m just a stickler when it comes to healthy living resources and my standards are pretty high. But I’m thrilled about the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, because I can 100% stand behind the content included.

I’m a believer in real food and holistic health—and this bundle ties those two together in a big, beautiful, digital package that I just don’t want you to miss!

If you’re ready to get inspired both in the kitchen and in your pursuit of health in general, you will LOVE this bundle. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought back to my “early days” of healthy living and wished that I would have had this at my fingertips.

While there will always be days when we feel uninspired and lackluster about food, the only way to turn that ship around is to get immersed in resources that can enlighten and encourage us. The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is the perfect starting point.

Stay well!
Hallie

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