Although not everyone falls victim to emotional eating, so many of us do! And more often than not, it tends to be foods that are NOT healthy. Chinese medicine tells us that our body tends to crave certain tastes depending on which energies are out of balance. For example, the spleen craves sweets, the liver craves sour and the kidney craves salty. Therefore, when we find ourselves craving something, there’s a reason why it’s happening.
For so many of us, emotional eating is the result of worry. The spleen’s energy is affected by excess worry, which can lead to sweet cravings. Also, frustration and anger affects the liver’s energy, which craves sour. These are emotions that touch so many of us on a daily basis.
Have a look at our delicious recipe that can help to soothe the liver and spleen.
Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs
1 ½ lb. extra-lean ground turkey
1 small onion, minced
¾ C ketchup
½ C breadcrumbs
½ C white vinegar
3 TB sugar
2 tsp dry mustard
Combine first five ingredients; shape into 1-inch balls.
Brown meatballs in skillet over medium-high heat. Remove from skillet.
Stir together ketchup and next four ingredients in skillet. Bring to a boil.
Add meatballs, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until meatballs are no longer pink.