Incorporating Vegetables Into Your Everyday Meals
There are a lot of debatable issues regarding nutrition, but we can all agree that VEGETABLES are our friend, not our foe! How can we include more of these immune boosting, anti-inflammatory and nutrient dense colorful veggies in our diet every single day?! Well, a great place to start is with a delectable salad. Set a goal for your family to include a salad with dinner every night. Building a great salad can be very simple.
Just follow these three steps:
1) Choose a dark leafy green (spinach, kale, spring mix, etc.) for the base.
2) Include chopped carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, avocados, radishes, celery, sweet potatoes, jicama, etc.
3) Top with an olive oil, vinegar, or yogurt based dressing and jazz that salad up with a healthy crunch from sprouted toast pieces, roasted chickpeas, brown rice crackers, kale chips, plantain chips, chopped apples, slivered almonds or cashew halves and pieces, etc.
MLS, Sporting KC Sports Performance Dietician