By Amy McNulty
Life is 24/7. Between kids, a hectic job, and/or time for extended family, friends, and hobbies, who really has time to get all the nutrition we need? It’s easier to heat up a frozen meal, grab a burger, or make a meal-from-a-box that’s full of preservatives.
And who has time for romance? Family time with your husband or wife and the kids is as close to “together” time as you can manage—or maybe it’s just the few minutes you have with your partner to catch up with each other in bed before you pass out exhausted.
Well, it’s time to make time. Eating healthy and maintaining a vigorous, active relationship with your partner is essential to good health and happiness. If you can start eating and drinking all of the right foods, you’ll have more energy, feel better, and most likely live longer, too. If you don’t ignite the spark in your relationship at least a few times a week, you and your partner will grow bored and could start looking for sexual excitement elsewhere, which certainly is never good news.
So how do you both start getting all of the nutrition you need and turning up the heat in your romance life? By taking the time to plan a menu schedule for the week that’s both good for you and good for your romp in the bedroom!
Start by reviewing the USDA food pyramid at www.mypyramid.gov. You need to design a meal plan so that you get enough grains, vegetables, fruits, protein, and dairy servings to match your age and gender. Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean eating cardboard, either!
Research good-tasting food that’s good for you and you can ignite your senses and put yourself in the mood for romance. What kind of aphrodisiacs would turn you on? Oysters? Strawberries? Honey? And for that matter, do aphrodisiac foods really work?
If you want to get some ideas, you might want to try DivineDinnerParty.com. If you’re still not sure about your meal-planning skills or you really don’t think you can make the time to plan a healthy and romantic menu for you and your partner, why not take advantage of the professional custom menu planning services? Google custom menu planning services and an array of options will pop up.
Just tell them about your and your partner’s food and drink preferences, dislikes, and allergies as well as some information about your lifestyle, and many services will plan a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced meals guaranteed to ignite romance through the aroma and taste of pure arousal. Many services are also happy to give you their opinion on any meal plans you may have put together yourself!
You also can find resources for healthy eating, buying kitchen ware and healthy menu ingredients online, and avoiding illness by reading the latest health and food alerts at places like the Food Network. They have a healthy eating section which is packed full of information.
We’re all busy, but eating right and showing our partners how much we love them should never be cut from our daily schedules! When you can do both through a carefully planned menu of meals, you’ll find that making the time in your busy schedule isn’t as difficult as you thought!
Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor whose love of Japanese culture is only seconded by her passion for writing. If you spot her with dark chocolate-covered graham crackers, don’t expect her to realize you’re there until she’s finished enjoying every bite. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org