Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A Year Of Healthy Habits -- Eat More Veggies

Every month this year, I've been choosing one healthy habit to focus on and add to my routine.

This month I'm focusing on eating more veggies. Especially raw ones.

 Other than tomatoes, we don't eat many canned vegetables. Not only are they lower in nutrients, we don't think they taste that good!

We do, however, eat a good amount of frozen veggies. They're easy to prepare and inexpensive to purchase.

I'm making it my personal challenge this month to add raw veggies to almost all lunches and suppers.

This is a good time of year to focus on eating well as fresh produce is so prevalent! With the days getting so hot now, I really would prefer a salad to something hot and cooked most days.

Of course, salads are always a good option as are fresh cut up veggies. I also like adding fresh spinach to fruit smoothies. A banana or canned pineapple will help to mask the flavor. Since we are not eating bread these days, we eat a lot of lettuce wraps for lunches. This is also a great way to sneak in something raw!

What are your ideas for getting more raw veggies into your diet?

1 comment:

Anna B. said...

I'm intrigued with Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook "Deceptively Delicious." She incorporates veggie purees into all kinds of recipes. I haven't tried any yet, don't even have the cookbook, but was looking through someone else's. The point is to get your kids to eat more veggies, but I would do it for myself, too.