Book Breakdown: Eat Yourself Calm

    • Title: Eat Yourself Calm
    • Author: Gill Paul and Karen Sullivan
    • Genre: Health/ Nutrition/ Cookbook
    • Grade: A

I picked up this book at Urban Outfitters last week because I thought it could help me achieve my goals for this diet habit and the goals I had for my previous meditation habit. I also loved the design elements and photographs.

Part 1 of Eat Yourself Calm is about how the food you eat impacts your ability to cope with stress. It includes what foods can help combat stress and a guide of what to eat for specific symptoms like irritability or low energy. It concludes with a meal plan that seems pretty intense.

Part 2 is a variety of recipes that utilize the ingredients discussed in Part 1. It is broken down by course, and I am especially excited to try the healthy, calming desserts. I am most intrigued by the Mango Brulee:

  • 2 large, ripe mangoes – peeled/stoned/sliced
  • 2 teaspoons rum OR vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 6 teaspoons brown sugar

Divide sliced mangoes between 4 small ramekins filling them half way, then drizzle rum or vanilla and sprinkle cinnamon. Spoon yogurt on top and level. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top. Low broil for 5 minutes until sugar browns and bubbles.

Doesn’t that sound amazing?! I’m sure this will pop up on my Instagram feed soon.

Do you have a favorite healthy recipe that helps you relax? Please share the recipe in the comments!

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