Mental Health Month Challenge #5: Healthy Cooking
It’s the last week of Mental Health Month 2012, readers!
Over the past month, Your Body, Your Mind has challenged you to:
- Laugh every day.
- Begin each day by saluting the sun.
- Find the right gear so you can finally start (or restart) that exercise you’ve been putting off.
- Take the stairs, both literally and figuratively.
The final challenge?
Well, with all that mental and physical activity going on, I thought we’d wrap up the month with some body and brain nourishment!
Your final Mental Health Month Challenge is to find and conquer (or at least try!) one healthy recipe.
You might decide to go all out, cooking an entire dish for your family’s dinner, or you might want something quicker and easier, like Jessica’s vegan and gluten-free chia seed pudding.
It’s entirely up to you!
The only requirements are:
- The dish/meal/recipe must be something you’ve never made. It has to be new to you.
- It must include ingredients that are considered healthy for both your body and your brain.
Need some help getting started? Check out these past Psych Central pieces:
- Green Foods For Your Mental Health
- Good Mood Foods
- Healthy Food Can Improve Mental Health
- Why Sugar Is Dangerous To Depression
- Can Nutrition Help Fight Or Ward Off Depression?
- Omega-3 Diet + Vitamins Help Keep Brain From Shrinking
Also, feel free to share images of your masterpiece during the Weekly Weigh-In on Friday! Post it to your blog or public Twitter or Facebook account and send the link so we can all see what you came up with!
Sparks, A. (2012). Mental Health Month Challenge #5: Healthy Cooking. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 2, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/your-mind/2012/05/mental-health-month-challenge-5-healthy-cooking/