Taking a moment to express gratitude for the food on our plates and to acknowledge all the efforts that brought it to our plates is a humbling way to be mindful. If I don’t feel too conspicuous, I like to hold my hands over my food as I say this blessing out loud. If that feels too intimate for my surroundings, I simply say this prayer in my head before I eat.
Thank you for this food,
Bless this food,
Bless the people, animals, insects, earth and water that provided it,
Bless this food as nutrients and fuel to my body.