Whether your idea of therapy is getting creative in the kitchen or the garden, we’ve round up three enlightening reads to help you feel inspired during lockdown.
Mindful Eating by Izelle Hoffman
Changing your relationship with food is key to achieving your body goals but let’s face it, when you’re homebound, it’s easier to reach for a doughnut than it is to walk to the treadmill. Making healthier food choices is even more challenging when you’re an emotional eater, you will, therefore, benefit from Izelle Hoffman’s insight. You will learn how changing your perceptions about food can kick start your health and wellness journey. Her nutritious recipes include energising breakfasts, easy-to-prep weekday meals as well as baked goodies with a healthy twist, suitable for the whole family. There are also fun and delicious facts tucked away between the pages, for example, did you know that sweet potato contains anti-inflammatory properties and regulates blood sugar levels?
eBook available on takealot.com, R309
All Sorts of One-Dish Wonders
Having more time on your hands doesn’t necessarily mean you want to spend hours in the kitchen, right? In her latest offering, the seasoned businesswoman and author, Chantal Lacaris proves that you don’t need a collection of pots and pans to cook up a storm. With over 70 recipes to choose from which include nutritious breakfasts, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes, you’ll be inspired by her no-fuss approach to preparing healthy, delicious meals, using fresh ingredients. Also, who needs a messy kitchen when you can just whip up a one-dish wonder? The dishes are simple to prepare and fit for every occasion.
Available on takealot.com, R215
At home with Cannabis
You’ve probably been wondering about the benefits of cannabis since the constitutional court declared it a protected right for adults to grow and use it in the privacy of their own home. Or maybe you’re growing it for personal reasons, and now that you’re homebound, you’re curious about what else you can with it. In this book, cannabis consultant and cancer survivor, Kelly McQue shares her instrumental role in helping others heal and manage their conditions. You’ll also discover a basic guide for treating health issues, as well as tried-and-tested recipes for making cannabis-related products, including CBD oil.
Available on loot.co.za, R145