Things have been a little slow-going with getting through French Kids Eat Everything, but I’ve got one chapter left to go. The book has been wonderful and has inspired me to be more mindful and adopt some French eating rules into my life as well. As a result of reading the book, I have decided to adopt some easy but meaningful challenges into my life over the next few months. The first one is based on rules #4 and #8 – “No distractions” and “slow food is happy food.”
My fiance and I have pledged to eat together for every meal – not at our desks, not with the TV on, and not with any additional distractions – for the entire month of May. It will be hard, especially when I feel guilty away from my desk for a while, but I think it will be really good.
Slow Food is Happy Food
We’ll also make an attempt to slow down when we eat – “slow food is happy food.” We will attempt to slow our bites, savor, don’t rush from the table, make eating dinner a relaxing experience. There are a few French artists Karen Le Billon mentions adding to a playlist for dinner, and I made sure to put them together on our Spotify for nice, slow food listening.
Looking for a challenge? Eat slow along with us or let me know if you have any food challenges you’re looking to take on.