Adding Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet
Adding Fruits and Veggies to Your Diet
Practically from birth, we’re inundated with the imperative that we need to eat all our fruits and veggies, but that can be a tough habit to get into for the uninitiated. To overcome that hurdle, it helps to have a few creative ways of incorporating them into your diet under your belt. It doesn’t have to be complex–just a little ingenuity goes a long way in the kitchen.
What follows are a few ideas for bringing more fruits and veggies into your diet–without putting off picky children or unconvinced spouses. This is just a start; you’ll want to see what works with your own personal diet and palate, keep those options and toss out the rest. From there, you can expand into new territory with your new-found confidence (and the confidence of those you feed). Continue reading
Eat Healthier, Easier
5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Diet
We all want to eat better, exercise more, and generally live a healthier lifestyle. Who doesn’t want to feel better, look more attractive, and live longer? Yet too often we find ourselves quickly defeated by inertia. Changing habits can be a difficult proposition. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. Here are 5 easy ways to improve your diet:
1) Try Different Protein Sources
Protein is one of the most important macronutrient groups in our diets. Changing up our habits to include healthier protein sources like beans, nuts, peas, and tofu not only improves our nutrient profile, it also adds some much needed variety to tired eats.
The next time you’re making stir-fry, try throwing in some wonderfully nutty tempeh. Or make a lentil or bean soup instead of one with meat. Veggie product substitutes have also gotten surprisingly tasty as more and more companies have innovated to meet increased market demands. You’ll be amazed at how good some veggie burgers taste–and thankful for a novel option. Continue reading