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Bento Treats: Love Tastes Better + Pumpkin Pie Balls

9 October, 2018 ~ Kinsho was founded to help people better connect with their food and themselves. We hope these weekly tips help you create nourishing, tasty meals for your family and yourself with ease! 🧡 LOVE MAKES FOOD TASTES BETTERYes, research shows mom's...

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Kinsho 101: Cultivating kinsho

We all have kinsho– the self-knowledge and intuition gleaned from our many food experiences. We access these insights by paying attention. Practicing moments of purposeful attention increases our awareness of what we normally gloss over in our multi-tasking, on-the-go...

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Prompting your Enlighted Eats

Your enlightened eats start with tuning into meals with your full attention. This means quieting thoughts and engaging wholly with the food that is about to become one with you. But this focused awareness is not the norm. Researchers say we think 60,000-80,000...

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Examples of kinsho

Your kinsho, the new awareness and flashes of insight that will come to you when you pay more attention around food, will be uniquely personal. Your calm curiosity will help you go beyond assumptions to uncover truths about preferences, urges, or perhaps where areas...

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Sit, Look + Listen

It may sound basic to mention sitting down, looking at what you are eating, and noticing the sound of your chewing. But ask yourself if you did this for everything you ate yesterday...  Researchers say we make healthier food choices when sitting to eat, as opposed to...

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Mind your Belly Brain

Do you ever have butterflies in your stomach or follow your gut instinct? Our gut is actually quite wise as we have a powerful “brain” in our digestive track. Our belly-brain is called the enteric nervous system and is a complicated network of over 100 million neurons...

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The Science + Art of Savorrrring

Savoring is the act of being fully engaged and aware of your sensory and emotional experience of an event, and prolonging it to appreciate every bit of enjoyment!  (Hello chocolate brownieeeee…) Scientists have found real benefits to savoring life experiences,...

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kinshoKIDS: Fearless Flavor Explorer

Children are just starting their journey of discovering the many flavors in the world and how their bodies interact with what they consume. It's an evolving journey as their palates mature and inner wisdom grows. But they do have sensitive palates and strong opinions!...

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kinshoKIDS: Sensory Superpowers

All of our senses impact the experience of our meals. Researchers even find the surrounding sounds, textures and colors can change our perception of flavor. Help kids engage more with their food by tuning into their powerful, sensory perceptiveness. They will discover...

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kinshoKIDS: The Savor Reverse Race

Savoring seems to be made for kids. It's a joy watching them deeply focus on a food they love as they enjoy every last crumb or lick. They are masters of being in the moment! Try this activity to prompt savoring when they are in more of a gobbling mood. Do it Whoever...

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Mind your Resistance, Improve your Meals

Challenged with preparing meals day in and day out? Procrastinating doing the grocery list and defaulting to winging it in the store (...and not getting everything you need)? Putting off preparing the vegetables you bought at the famers market for so long that they go...

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Play The Mindful Eating Observation Game

Feel your breath going in and out of your nose and lungs. Relax into the exhales. Breathing consciously is a simple way to calm the nervous system and bring the mind out of any distraction to the present moment. Put your mind in your belly and rate your physical...

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Taste Off: Bento Box vs. Bento Bowl

Did you know that the dining environment (plateware, glassware, cutlery, sound, lighting, the amount of clutter, etc.) can influence how much we eat and how we experience a meal? External cues can be very powerful, even when we are unaware. For example, researchers...

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3 Bento Box Meals + Recipe from a Holistic Nutritionist

Since you or your kids will be looking forward to enjoying the colorful contents of your new bento boxes, here are some healthy, tasty ideas for filling them from Kristen Ciccolini, a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert and Holistic Nutrition Coach. (and my local...

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4 Clean Eating Bento Bowl Recipes (+links to 106 more)

Sometimes eating from a bento bowl just tastes better. Especially when it's filled with visually beautiful, hunger satisfying ingredients. Here are a few of our favorite bowl recipes from around the web. Remember to use all your senses when you're eating them to max...

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How to tell if you’re REALLY hungry [article]

Hungry? Are you sure? Or are you just eating again. Many of us have forgotten what true hunger feels like. Try this mindfulness approach to know for real! 1:Get Present Attention: Focus your awareness on the present moment. Get off the device. Move your mind from...

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Mindfulness + Mindful Eating Resources

Practicing mindfulness and mindful eating is a rewarding and ongoing process. If you are looking for deeper information on these topics here are some resources: The Center for Mindful Eating has a directory of local mindful eating programs and educators. Go here to...

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