When I think of summer, I can’t help but think of it terms of the beginning of summer, the middle of summer, and the end of summer – June, July and August. Because to me, each month offers its own “best of” highlights! For June, that “best of” is all about summer veggies. As the season kicks off, you’ll find that the most nutrient-packed, best-tasting summer garden goodies abound.
I know, I know – you already have your tried-and-true vegetable dishes. And some of you say you’re really not into vegetables. Well, I hope all that is about to change, as this article is dedicated to helping you see veggies in a whole new light! I’ve gathered the best vegetable tips and tastes to help you find just ONE MORE veggie to love this summer. Why dedicate an entire article to that? Because consuming just one more serving of vegetables a day is the best way to improve your overall health. A greens-rich diet can reduce your numbers if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, all the while helping you fight heart disease and cancer.
Would you agree that your health – your life – is worth taking another look at the power of veggies? Great! Then read on for tips and tasty recipes, and let’s get started.
Studies show that diets loaded with vegetables lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a variety of other health issues. But the CDC reports that most people eat less than half of the recommended daily servings. So how do you add more veggies to your life? Try these tips and tastes, and you’ll not only add more veggies, you’ll feel the benefits of more fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients!
1. Prep is key. The easier it is to get to food, the more you will eat. Rinse, dry and cut-up your vegetables as soon as you bring them home. Or, purchase pre-washed and pre-cut greens and vegetables (found in your produce section). And don’t forget to go for the veggies that don’t need much prep – mini-carrots, grape tomatoes, celery sticks, asparagus, snap peas.
Just like any new habit, adding more veggies to your life takes a little time and forethought. But once you do, you’ll be adding more energy and wellness to your life!
Want to learn more about creating a healthier life? Contact me and let’s talk about your unique challenges, health concerns and goals. I would love to help get you started on the path to your BEST SELF!