That line passed by as closed captioned text on the Food Network Channel today while I was sweating my heart rate up on the elliptical. I stopped on that channel, captivated by the chef sauteing crisp apples and beautiful leeks, and I watched as she scooped out bright orange acorn squash and mashed it with roasted garlic. She returned the squash to the shell and spooned the leek/apple mixture on top. It looked delicious–though swimming with too much butter for my taste and I would have sauteed the leeks and apples in coconut or olive oil… but I digress.
“Food should make you want to dance!” Dancing … well yes, maybe. It does make us feel good and more energized when we’ve eaten something healthy and delicious. It puts a spring in our step! When we’ve eaten something that isn’t so healthy that sits heavy on our tummies, making us feel a bit lethargic–we just want to sit out the next song. Or maybe take a little nap.
And all this brings to mind an old adage (or at the very least a Bill-ism I’ve often heard him say): “Will this give me pleasure or bring me happiness?” Food for thought and a good question the next time we’re debating whether or not to eat something that maybe is not so good for our hearts or waistline.
Hmmm… I wonder if I can talk Bill into taking Zumba classes?
“And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.”
~ from the song recorded by Lee Ann Womack, written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers