MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PLEASE!
I don’t know about you but this shelter in place has certainly pushed me off track, I really need this reminder. It is so easy to slack off right now, not much activity going on, no one really wants to spend a lot of time shopping in the supermarket it’s more like grab and go, and have I mentioned the intense craving for comfort food? And what’s with all the snacking? Well there isn’t a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but there are many beautiful, colorful, fruits and vegetables! Let us give thanks!
I know how difficult it is to get frozen and canned veggies, especially canned without added salt. Stores are restocking shelves best they can, it’s like hit or miss. There is plenty of fresh produce out there so let’s take advantage of that, buy what we find and come up with creative vegetarian or veggie dinners. Find the way that works best for you to incorporate the vegetables into your meals. Make a stir fry using whatever veggies you have. How about a dump salad, use whatever produce you have on hand. Cut lettuce, chop up cucumber, pepper, radish, onion, zucchini, shaved carrot, clementine, apple, etc. Add cranberries, raisins, any type of nuts or seeds and if you eat dairy add some shredded cheese. Basically you can use just about any produce you have to make a salad. Hey, how about a veggie omelette? Once again using up what produce you have in the house, then add in some cooked sweet potato. Also you can try making a vegetable quesadilla, ole!
The idea is to try and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables at every meal, Hey, there’s more than one type of rainbow! Good luck and be safe!