I wasn’t going to post a WIAW, but I’m really fired up about this. After really finding myself wondering about why there are still so many labels of clean and junky food, good and bad foods, I wanted to share this. I still struggle with labeling foods in my head, but I really just want to eat. I just want to see each bite, whatever it is, as nourishment, nourishment for my body and mind, nourishment to face each day with gratefulness to God for every breath that I get here on this earth.
That’s what today’s WIAW is about. It’s about just eating. Just eat. Just eat and enjoy that nourishment. It is a precious gift from the God of the universe. Thank you a BILLION times to Jenn for starting this and Laura for allowing us to share all the variety we get to enjoy. I thought I would link up with Amanda too, to think out loud and rant a bit (in a hopefully loving way) on this topic.
I don’t want to be obsessed over the carbs or the fat or the protein. I don’t even want to be overly obsessed with how one certain food makes me feel (unless I have an allergy.) I’ve learned that obsession is a prison; obsession with having my Instagram only have certain kinds of food on it is not freedom. It’s just more obsession.
I want to just rejoice in the gift of nourishment whether it be a danish or a piece of pizza or a salad. I don’t want to be bound up in deciding how much dessert I should have in a day or how one brownie will affect me.
Life in Christ is so so much bigger than that; it’s more than calories and food and carbs and proteins and fats.
Yesterday’s eats . . . . was when I really started thinking about this topic.
What was nourishment going to look like for me? Nourishment to live, to walk the dogs, to think, to serve others, to just be God’s child, and rejoice in His love and His forgiveness.
Lunch: I packed a cup of Purely Pinole with strawberries, yogurt, Pinole, sunflower butter from Bliss Nut Butters, and a pistachio bite. Setton Farms sent me some of their new Pistachio & Cranberry Blueberry Chewy Bites to share on my Instagram.
Snack: I have not made homemade bread in a LONG time, but a while ago, Allie from Miss Allie’s Kitchen posted this Cranberry Rosemary Magic Bread a while ago, and I’ve been wanting to make it. I finally got the opportunity to make it today, and it was AMAZING with some Fourth and Heart Vanilla Bean Ghee and strawberry jam. And my rule is that I always have to cut my bread thick, cause that’s just the best. More nourishment that way. . . . 🙂
Dinner: The classic spaghetti. I got a little crazy and added asparagus to the sauce; it was actually pretty good. I’m so thankful for God’s abundant bounty and nourishment in the vegetables and fruits and all the foods He’s made and that we can combine them into so many different flavor combos.
Dessert: This photo was from last week, but last week I made a batch of Kat’s Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes; my family loved them so much, so I made another batch yesterday. I had one for dessert, but alas, I picked the one that I didn’t put the blueberry filling in (I used blueberries this time), so it was a delicious cupcake with fluffy whipped cream frosting. It was still really yummy.
And with that, that was pretty much a day of nourishment for me. I often eat a snack later after dinner, but I don’t need to take pictures of all the food I eat. It usually consists of cereal or something else that’s simple and scrumptious. It looks different for every single person, and that’s what I appreciate about the variety of WIAW. Your WIAW does not have to look like mine, and I’m thankful that we were all created with different nourishment needs.
Last but not at all least, I wanted to share some soul nourishing strengthening verses I’ve been meditating on as I’ve been facing a great deal of spiritual battle, struggling to remember that Jesus is my rock and my fortress, and knowing that God will walk with me through every fire.
1 Peter 5:8-10 says, ‘Be sober, be vigilant; becausec] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But mayd] the God of all grace, who called use] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.’
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Who else likes to talk about food as nourishment instead of ‘calories or macros?’
What has been your favorite nourishment lately?
Any soul nourishing verses you want to share?