If you’ve ever watched Parks and Recreation, you know the importance of a “Treat Yourself Day.”
And really, who can argue with the wisdom we’ve learned from Parks and Rec?!
But seriously, we do all need to treat ourselves once in awhile. It’s hard… I know from experience. To be ok with indulging every once in awhile takes a lot of work. It’s not easy to actually have a healthy relationship with food. And that doesn’t mean just eating salads all the time.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t all eat healthy and balanced meals. In fact, we absolutely should. It’s important to get enough protein and vegetables for energy and nutrients. I’m learning a lot about it from sessions with a nutritionist.
**side note: if you’re interested in seeing a nutritionist to learn more about eating well, most health insurance plans will cover a few sessions a year at no extra cost. So check your plan.
The problem with food comes when you can’t allow yourself to enjoy something really delicious from time to time. You shouldn’t beat yourself up or feel guilty just because you ate a cookie. That’s what led me down a bad path to a skewed view of eating, and ultimately an eating disorder.
So that’s why I’ve decided to post recipes for *TREAT YOURSELF TUESDAYS.* On Tuesdays I’ll post a recipe that’s a little bit more of a guilty pleasure. In moderation we can all enjoy our favorite foods, and we don’t have to feel bad about it.
Today’s first Treat Yourself Tuesday recipe is Summer Berry Sorbet with Homemade Whipped Cream. So check it out! The sorbet itself isn’t too unhealthy, but with the homemade whipped cream this dish is a little more decadent and A LOT more delicious.
So in the words of Tom and Donna: “Treat Yo Self!”