Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Good Food, Good Mood

Having emergency meals that are quick and easy on hand in case you run into issues is always wise. My little boys were sick with the flu today and between cuddling, nursing, and ‘clean up duty’ I certainly didn’t have a lot of time to put much thought into dinner. I always try to keep options available for these types of days. Sometimes our lives are crazy as wives and mothers and dinner is just not the most pressing thing on our minds, so for those situations check out blogs and websites for ideas for quick, easy and healthy dinners. Here is one I like.

Especially when your family has had a stressful day and people’s nerves are tense, having healthy food ready in a flash can keep things from blowing up. Often being hungry and being grumpy go hand in hand so taking care of this aspect of your marriage really can prove to help keep arguments at bay.

I have noticed when I make a concerted effort to feed my husband, I am in turn feeding my marriage. The good old cliché the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach is there for a reason. There is a biological explanation for the connection between food and mood which maintains that foods that taste good may promote the release of ‘endogenous opioids’ and influence a person’s mood. But one thing is for certain, men feel special when they are doted on or when they are served in any capacity… who doesn’t?

1 comment:

  1. I really need to work on this area! I really struggle with cooking. I don't like doing it and I don't like planning meals. I've gotten better but I still have a way to go.

    I like the idea of using blogs to find recipes. Thanks for the heads up!