I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: work doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t) get in the way of eating real food. Sometimes work can get busy and start to creep into other aspects of your life to the point where it begins to take over as the main focus. Teachers, like myself, are all-too familiar with this.
But it’s during the busy times that it’s even more important to keep feeding your body nutritious, wholesome, real food. Because, as teachers also know, it’s during the busiest times, the most stressful times, that our bodies want to shut down and pick up every little virus that is floating around the halls (or offices, or any other place you happen to be).
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In fact, I haven’t been sick since last April…right around the time that I started eating real food. Hmmm….coincidence?
Who knows? Maybe as I type this some virus is creeping its way through my blood and by tomorrow morning I’ll be laid in bed sick as a dog. I hope not. But to be honest, it is my unscientific opinion that the reason why I haven’t been getting sick is because I’m eating well. There isn’t a whole lot of junky chemicals floating through my blood stream these days, and I think my body is better able to do what it needs to do to stay healthy.
So that’s why I really want to keep eating well, even when school gets busy. This week I found it hard to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. But I was determined to eat well anyway. Enter the crock pot!
I’m convinced the slow cooker is God’s gift to busy professionals, and anyone else who wants to eat well, but doesn’t have a bunch of time to spend in the kitchen. (Even if they may want to) Actually, the slow cooker was invented by some guy named Naxon, in 1940, who was inspired by a dish his grandmother used to make. She told him how she made one of his favourite dishes by cooking it for hours at a local bakery, using the residual heat from the bakery ovens to cook the dish overnight. That’s just brilliance right there: let your food cook for you while you sleep! Anyway, it’s this “low and slow” principle that is behind the invention of the crock pot.
Slow Cooker Chicken Breast with Fall Vegetables
Makes enough for 2 servings