Feed Your Body Friday: Meals for Your Solar Plexus Chakra
Today we are going to focus on the Solar Plexis Chakra.
This chakra affects everything related to your personal power, your self-confidence, the control you have over your emotions, your optimism, your happiness, and the meaning you give to your life!
Based on this Chakra, we have curated foods that balance it, usually, these are yellow or white foods. This is pineapple, corn, squash, beans, oats, quinoa, and more. Further, spices added to your food can also help balance your chakras, the Solar Plexus Chakra gets balanced with turmeric and ginger.
Delicious Pineapple Muffins
Pineapple muffins? You read correctly. This unusual treat is beyond yummy and is a perfect breakfast or mid-day snack. These muffins have a fresh, exotic flavor that will help you to start your day right. They are nutritious and will give us the energy we need for the day ahead.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 can (398 mL) crushed pineapple
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice.
- Add the pineapples, the juice (1/4 cup), egg, milk, and melted butter. Mix just enough to combine.
- Line a muffin pan with muffin liners and pour your mixture into the muffin tins.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Let cool and serve. Enjoy!
Don’t like pineapple? Try these Banana Almond Cookies instead!
Fennel, Apple & Chickpea Salad
For lunch, let’s make a delicious salad of fennel, chickpeas, and apples. Crisp and full of freshness, this salad can be prepared quickly and can be stored for 1 to 2 days in the fridge.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
- 1/4 cup thick plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 cups fennel, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
- 2 red apple, peeled and chopped
- 3/4 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- Fresh Basil if desired
- In a bowl, whisk together your dressing by combing the yogurt, maple syrup, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and salt until smooth.
- In a large bowl, add the fennel, celery, chickpeas, and apple and mix.
- Once you are ready to serve, pour the dressing and toss the ingredients together.
- Top with fresh basil if desired and enjoy.
Let’s make some chakra comfort food: A tasty and comforting Chickpea Curry. You can serve this chickpea curry with couscous, quinoa, or rice.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp. garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tsp. curry powder
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tsp. maple syrup
- 2 tsp. tomato paste
- 1 can (540 ml) chickpeas, drained
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp. sriracha sauce (optional)
- Cooked couscous, rice, or quinoa to serve
- Melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; add the onion and cook until brown (for 5-7 minutes).
- Add ginger and garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the curry powder, crushed red pepper, broth, soy sauce, maple syrup, and tomato paste; mix.
- Stir in Chickpeas; cover, bring to a boil, immediately reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until tender, half-covered.
- Then add milk and cilantro; mix. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add salt, pepper, and sriracha, if necessary.
- Serve over rice, couscous, or quinoa and enjoy.
Want more chakra meals? Try 3 Meals for Your Sacral Chakra