Farmer’s Market

ImageThe sun was shining this morning which meant that the Farmer’s Market was OPEN! I absolutely love going to this market. My new Israeli friends were there today and this is just a small picture of the great veggies they brought with them. If Hank were here with me I probably would have bought one of everything. However, being by myself, I decided that it would be wiser to think smaller and stop by the Fresh Market if I need anything else.

ImageSo, here’s my well-stocked fridge…. I’ve got Almond Milk for my protein shakes, fresh peppers, yellow zucchini, tomatoes, purple onions, spinach,  spring mix, and fresh figs. I also picked up fresh Greek Seasoning from the Farmer’s Market to make a vinaigrette. (Please note that the cream cheese was left behind by my very pregnant daughter who wanted bagels for breakfast.)

A rotisserie chicken will give me that extra protein in my salads and I’m sure that I’ll make it by the seafood market at some point in the week!

The only way to eat well is to plan well.  By choosing not to stock my fridge with processed foods, I’m choosing to eat from God’s bounty!

While at the market, my new friends explained to me that a good marriage is like growing a garden. The wedding is like planting a seed but without water, sunshine, and weeding that seed will not produce fruit…..

Happy Sunday! And thanks for taking the time to read my blog and looking at my pictures!

For birthdays and celebrations, I always ask Hank, Hannah, and those I love what is it that they would like for dinner and then I do my best to make everything they wanted. It’s my gift to them and I want them to know with every bite that I love them.

And our Heavenly Father is no different. The food that He created for us is a gift that he gives each and everyone of us.

I guess I’m like him too in that I often use food as a reward for those I love. If someone has been through a difficult time, I reward them with a special meal or dessert. But God doesn’t give us pizza or treat us to ice cream instead He causes the sun to shine and the rain to fall, the seeds to grow, and the harvest to be picked. He rewards us with produce!

Isaiah 1:19 If you will only obey me, you will eat the good things the land produces.

When we eat fruits and vegetables, we are literally eating God’s rewards! How much more would we enjoy a salad if we saw it God’s reward instead of feeling that we are denying ourselves something that we really want?

Is it possible that eating well could become a moment of gratitude for all that God has done for us in our daily lives?

When we enjoy God’s garden and say to ourselves that it is good then we are coming into agreement with God Himself and giving Him praise with each bite!Image