We’re constantly being told what’s the best kind of food to eat. Food pyramids and food plates offer us nice little illustrations about what’s the best nutritional balance for our bodies.
But we’re more than our bodies. What about our minds? Our hearts? Our souls?
We need a nutritional diagram for our whole selves.
I suggest we consider a diagram in the form of a food cube. It’s uber dark, shiny on the top and gooey-fudgey in the middle.
It’s called an Emotionally Nutritious Brownie.
A dark, fudgey, triple chocolate, warm passport to bliss. My kind of nutritional plate. One bite, and everything in the world just seems a little bit better. Actually, a lot better.
The odometer on my mixer is in the six figures. I’ve clocked so many hours mixing butter, sugar, cocoa, eggs, vanilla, flour, etc, to form the primordial soup from which life springs: Brownie Batter. Add a helping of heat, and any remaining batter that hasn’t already been savored turns into our essential Emotionally Nutritious Brownie.
Since we are what we eat, let’s aim for emotional balance.
Brownies are the B-vitamins for the soul.
Depending on the kind of day you’re having, you might need more or less of them. For example, a B2 Vitamin might be sufficient on a good day, but bad days might require more, like a B5 Vitamin. Sometimes days are so stressful you might need to aim for the B12, which is the equivalent of a whole pan. So the RDA (Recommended Dark Awesomeness) is dependent on your stress level.
I’m sure the FDA will be interested in this essential addition to the food pyramids and plates. After all, we must consider our whole selves!
What do you consider emotionally nutritious?