If you are looking for more ways to get cannabidiol into your daily life, food can be the perfect solution—you’re eating meals anyway, right? Why not include one extra ingredient? This being said, most recipes that include CBD tend to err on the side of desserts. Yes, cookies and brownies and cakes are wonderful, but they probably shouldn’t become daily practices. The following will explore some alternative meals that can include CBD oil while simultaneously promoting a healthy lifestyle for you and your family members.
1. Yogurt Parfait
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, particularly, if you are struggling with stress or anxiety. To enjoy a yogurt parfait with the benefits of cannabidiol, simply heat honey and CBD oil in a saucepan until they combine nicely. Atop your yogurt, sprinkle on any toppings you prefer such as berries, granola, grapes, chia seeds, almonds, and/or cacao nibs.
For an extra calming effect, include some ground flax seed as omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation. Your brain is especially susceptible to inflammation—and when this happens, it produces stress and anxiety. Drizzle your CBD honey overtop the mixture and you’ve got a tasty, soothing way to start your day.
2. Smoothie Of Choice
Smoothies are one of the most versatile snacks there are—quick, easy, and great for hiding spinach from children (and adults). Smoothies make for excellent after-school-snacks or post-workout fare. Toss in some beloved fruit (think bananas, strawberries, or blueberries) with one or two super healthy veggies that you don’t get enough of (think beets, carrots, or kale).
Add in a few drops from your CBD tincture and you’ve got a nutrient-dense meal with all the added benefits of cannabidiol. If you’re someone who works out a lot and doesn’t get enough protein, throw in some protein powder as well.
3. Immunity-Boosting Stir Fry
In particular, at the moment, many people are looking for healthy and safe ways to boost their immune system to reduce their risk of COVID-19. Healthy recipes are an integral part of keeping your immune system in tip-top shape. Gather together some vegetables that are known to boost your immune system like garlic, broccoli, and red bell peppers. Fry them up over medium heat in a skillet with your favorite meat or veggies using the oil of your choice (get some more of those wonderful omega-3 fatty acids mentioned above with olive or avocado oil).
Drizzle in some CBD oil (yes, a preliminary study conducted in Canada indicated that CBD can help fight COVID-19). Sprinkle on some of your favorite herbs and spices and you have a meal that takes no more than half of an hour to prepare that can help keep you and your family healthy and strong.
4. Comforting Pasta Dish
Not only is pasta relatively quick to whip up, but it’s also often something that everyone will eat without complaint and can often be turned to on dreary days full of rain for a little comfort. Choose your favorite pasta noodle and cook, heat some tomato sauce with vegetables of your choice (garlic, onion, and mushroom is our favorite). As you’re stirring the sauce to keep it from sticking to your pot, add in some cannabidiol oil. To increase the coziness of this meal, you can sprinkle on some cheese or toast up a little garlic bread.
It is important to note that given the wide variety of legal standings that cannabidiol can have depending on the state or country you are located in there might be additional steps required by you to secure CBD oil legally in your location. Prescriptions for CBD oil are available in many places where over the counter purchasing of cannabidiol isn’t legally permitted. Make sure you are aware of the patient-physician liability standards in your area. If you are unsure about the rules and regulations in your area, speak to your healthcare provider.
Hopefully, the above CBD-friendly meals have gotten your inner-chef inspired. When you start thinking about ways to sneak a little cannabidiol into your meals, you begin to see that the sky’s the limit. There’s an endless array of healthy, family-friendly meals that have room for a little extra oil or something drizzled on top. Feel free to experiment and discover what works best for you and your family. Try including some CBD oil in your favorite salad dressing or mixing in a little with your morning eggs (or even, your coffee).
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