4 CUPS of VEGGIES / DAY!!
It is important to keep mixing up your meals a bit and incorporating lots of veggies with your meals to help ensure you are eating enough carbohydrates. So, this week your challenge is going to be eating a minimum of 4 cups of veggies throughout your day. HOWEVER, I would like you to get CREATIVE with your veggies! Time to expand (even more) outside the normal romaine, iceberg, green/red leaf lettuce salads… For example: kale, spinach, chard, bok choy, eggplant, leafy greens, yams, cauliflower, beets, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, parsnips etc!
Please be sure to post any recipes you find or create for others to share
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1) Bake a large pan full of root veggies to have as readily available snacks/meal fillers for the week. Butternut squash, yam, beets, carrots, parsnips, peppers, onions. Drizzle with some olive oil, rosemary, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Throw in the oven for 40-60 min and BOOM! Veggies DELISH
2) Expand your ‘normal/typical’ salad. Try some spinach or kale. Throw in roasted nuts, raisins, fruit, veggies. Make your own dressing with things like balsamic vinegar, olive oil, grapeseed oil, honey, mustard, lemon/lime, spices, apple cider vinegar etc.
3) Bake some Kale chips.
4) Cauliflower rice/mash.