Eating More Veggies- Guest Blog Post from Vancouver Based Meal Delivery Service

I AM A HUGE FAN OF EATING MORE VEGGIES!

Whenever someone asks me what they could be doing to lose more weight I say..

EAT MORE VEGGIES

When someone asks me how to be healthier, boost their immune system and get sick less I say….

EAT MORE VEGGIES

When someone wants more energy, vitality, to improve their workouts or to focus easier at work I say……

EAT MORE VEGGIES

When someone wants to feel fuller, volumize their meals, have less cravings, and eat less junk food I say….

EAT MORE VEGGIES

 

Which I why I am happy to bring a guest blog post today on this exact topic!

The post today is brought to you by Natasha from Purple Radish Kitchen.  Natasha is the brains and chef-knives behind Purple Radish Kitchen. She is passionate about sustainability, bringing positivity to her community and serving people amazing food that is also good for them. She has turned the art of comfort foods into a daily indulgence that also nourishes the body and mind so that you can be fuelled to be the best you. She runs a meal delivery service based in Vancouver that provides healthy meals to your door so that you can do what you do best and feel great doing it. www.purpleradishkitchen.com

Here is what she has to say about eating more veggies and living healthier:

“When I first started exploring how I could improve my diet and that of my clients, I discovered an abundance of information—sometimes conflicting—about clean eating, whole foods and their definitions. While there are many different interpretations of what eating healthy means, one thing is definitely agreed upon: you need to get more fruits and vegetable on your plate”.

 

Does healthy eating instantly bring endless salads and steamed vegetables to mind? That’s really just the tip of the iceberg here – and I’m not talking lettuce.

 

Here are 5 easy ways to make some classic comforts food into whole food powerhouses:

 

  1. Cauliflower is your friend

Use cauliflower in any takeout inspired dish like Kung Pao or Buffalo Wings. Simply toss the florets into a seasoned batter made with ¾ cup water, 1+ cup flour of choice and seasonings then bake at 415F for 16 minutes on a parchment paper lined sheet. Toss into your favourite sauce and devour.

** Side note from me (Katherine)- we tried cauliflower buffalo wings made this way a few weeks past and they were DELICIOUS!

 

  1. Pulverize those greens

I bet you’ve never thought to puree greens into your pancakes or waffles, have you? There are plenty of whole grain based mixes to choose from if you don’t have a go-to recipe. Just add a large handful of spinach to the wet ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

** Katherine:  Greens are a great way to get a huge punch of vitamins and minerals in a low calorie low sugar form.  Hide them in wherever you can 🙂

 

  1. Casual date-ing

Use dates to sweeten smoothies and desserts.

 

  1. Embrace your adventurous side

Explore unique ingredients like green jackfruit in brine and hearts of palm to make great taco and sandwich fillings. Just sauté with onions, peppers and your favorite BBQ sauce to make a great pulled “pork”.

 

  1. Getting sweet on whole foods

Sweet potatoes are amazing to use as a binder in any savory recipe like meatballs and loafs. Simply replace the egg volume with pureed sweet potatoes.

** Katherine:  Eating healthy often requires a little more creativity then just pulling food out of a box, but it can be fun!  I hope that these tips from Natasha got you thinking about creative ways to hide nutritious foods and ingredients into your dish!  Be sure to check out her website if you find yourself with not enough time/energy to cook as healthy as you’d like, and you need a bit of support from her!

 

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