Kale, sage, chives, mint, and oregano, made their debut in my yard this week. My husband has discovered Keto, but I have difficulty eating too much fat in one meal. As we work together in the kitchen to support one another, we’re learning what adjustments to make. And I’m excited to say that we’re working it out.
Food. A four-letter word that can be a major stumbling block for some of us. Remembering that food is fuel and not entertainment helps me get back on track. Do you need more energy to get through your day? Perhaps the answer to your low energy is in finding the right fuel. When we choose what works best for our bodies, we’ll be rewarded with better health overall.
What we choose to eat affects our effectiveness more than we realize. While fast food might be more efficient in our lifestyle, it’s not more effective for our bodies. One thing that helps me is to stop and notice why I choose what is on my plate. What impacts your choices?
I was blessed this weekend with some gifts from a friend. Sage was one of those gifts. And I was eager to learn what I could do with it. I normally use a small amount of dried sage in my stuffing recipe at Thanksgiving. But, this week I incorporated fresh sage into a few meals.
What is sage? Sage is an herb that is also used to make medicine.
- It seems to improve learning, memory, and information processing for those with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Sage helps lower fasting blood sugar for diabetics.
- It also helps improve some symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes and night sweats.
Isn’t it amazing how God provides for our health in natural ways? I am not suggesting that anyone give up their medications without talking to their physician. But, I am encouraging all of us to consume fresh food whenever possible.
For my first attempt with sage, I have to reach out to Google! I’m standing in our kitchen taking note of what we have on hand. I decide to make an omelet. I have four eggs, a few slices of ham, a handful of kale, a tablespoon of freshly chopped chives, along with two sage leaves finely chopped, and it all comes together in a tasty meal for us. Just so you know, omelets are an easy way to incorporate new herbs into your diet. They are quick, easy to make, and a filling treat to start the day.
Sage is good with pork, beef, duck, or chicken. You can also chop it up, mix it with butter, and add it to pasta. By the way, I am looking for other recipes for the sage in my garden. So if you have one please leave it for me in the comments!