Here at Loveleaf, we believe the path to a more intentional life starts in the kitchen.
We realize this isn’t a fancy, complicated, or shiny new strategy like you might find elsewhere, but that’s OK with us. We’re into simple ways to simplify life. Which is why we live by a radically simple motto:
Yep, you read that right: salad.
We’re not talking about sad, store-bought, grab-and-go, eat-at-your-desk salad. We’re also not talking about diet-fanatical, want-to-get-skinny, #bikiniprep starvation salads.
We’re talking about satisfying, colorful, energizing, homemade, eat-outside-in-the-sunshine-life-is-good salads, packed with nutrients, antioxidants and flavor. We’re talking about OMG-is-this-really-OK-to-eat-it’s-too-good salads: a combination of raw and cooked ingredients that you can easily make at home and enjoy all week.
Before you arch that skeptical eyebrow anymore severely, consider this:
SALADS PROMOTE HEALTH
Can you think of a more nutritious, vitamin-packed way to fuel and respect your body? All that nutrient goodness packs a powerful energy punch that your body will thank you for.
SALADS ENCOURAGE ENGAGEMENT
Chopping veggies, washing leaves, cooking proteins, deciding on tasty combinations, allow you to touch, see, smell, and ponder your food. Let’s see a heat-n-eat pizza provide that kind of mindful experience (no offense, pizza, we still love you).
SALADS SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY
Contrary to popular belief, when approached in a planful way salads can actually save you time and money. A little bit of batch cooking will provide you with a week’s worth of salads, ready to grab and go.
SALADS CALL FOR MINDFULNESS
Just by nature of the crunch, the spearing of leaves with forks, the collecting little bits of tasty topping, salads aren’t the kind of food you can eat distractedly. They call for attention, and therefore mindfulness, which we think is a good thing.
SALADS SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS
Eating fresh, unprocessed food encourages shopping more locally and seasonally, which is good for you, your community and the environment. Focusing on the quality and source of your food can help simplify your life and also help local farmers and artisans stay in business.
We don’t see salads as part of a diet plan or something you “should” do to eat healthy.
We see salads as a philosophy, a daily practice.
It’s a celebration of connecting with the food we eat, the people who provide our food, the world that supports us, and our unbelievable bodies that allow us to enjoy such wonderful things. And luckily it all happens to be pretty good for you too. #multitasking
We invite you to join us in this simple salad revolution. Let’s be more intentional, present, and connected by eating just one salad. Try it for a week. Heck, just try it for a day. Just try it. Because we believe that how you do anything is how you do everything.
So let’s start small. Let’s start in the kitchen. Let’s start with salad.