Vata is balanced by a diet of freshly cooked, whole foods that are soft in texture, rich in protein and fat, seasoned with a variety of warming spices, and served warm or hot. These foods calm vata by lubricating and nourishing our bodies and maintaining warmth, all while supporting proper digestion and elimination. Here is some suggestions for meal planning. Below is a link for a Vata inspired shopping list by food group.
Breakfast is a critical meal when vata is elevated. After an overnight fast, vata needs real nourishment and a hearty breakfast is generally very stabilizing.
* Eggs and Buttered Toast
*Hot Cereals – things like oatmeal, rice pudding, cream of rice, and cream of wheat – are also excellent choices.
*Rice pasta or gnocchi with pesto
*Potato-leek soup with baked tofu, a hearty bread, and a side salad.
*Carrot soup with quinoa, asparagus, and a buttered tortilla.
*Baked and buttered sweet potatoes with French onion soup, and green beans.