The story behind “The Bipolar Wheat Waffle” you see I am a morning person on some days depending on my mood. But, the same basic eggs and bacon was not bringing me to much motivation. Now one thing I know I am a waffle lover and a healthy eater (Morning + Healthy= Wheat Waffles) so a quick math problem brought me to an experiment. It may all sound boring and why is she talking about waffles. Will the point of it all goes like this…..
Managing your disorder starts by understanding your emotions and how to control it. Developing and sticking to a plan is a good way to level your ups and downs but try to keep it simple. Like, cooking it is very therapeutic and your brain will love the message you send that you still care. I know its really difficult to bring your self up when your feeling depressed but eating foods that are healthy for us will help improve your mood, faster. Let’s not forget about the feeling of pride when you stick to a plan as preparing the meal and when its done.
- Whole Wheat or Grain – contain Carbohydrates which are thought to help boost the production of serotonin released by the brain.
- Eggs- is a good source of omega-3 and plays an important role in the brain.
- Turkey – was found to be rich source of selenium that helps stabilize your mood. So, next time try turkey bacon with your breakfast instead.
Yes, I know we may not all be friends with the kitchen but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the feeling of joy. There’s many other ways you can still get involve having your spouse, family and friends’ helping you out in the kitchen. Like writing down the ingredients, going to the market, preparing the measurements, and most important have fun. Want to give it a try? Check out my simple recipe below and don’t forget to add your favorite toppings. #BipolarWaffles#MorningPlan
Waffle maker & Non-stick cooking spray need. Servings 4-6 Cooking time 10-15 minutes
1 cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup of Rolled Oats (optional)
1/2 cup or Banana, Blueberries or Chocolate chips… Add your favorite!!!
2 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup of Almond Milk (sweet or unsweetened)
4 Tbsp. Organic pure Maple Syrup
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. Salt