Ok: I have a big confession to make! I struggle eating veggies. Aside from not loving many veggies, I am busy! Here are my secrets to adding veggies to my diet.
First of all, I wash and slice my vegetables after my grocery run. I put them in glass containers so they "stare" at me when I look in the refrigerator. My second secret is that I add frozen organic spinach or kale to my smoothies. This is a great way of adding a serving of green without even realizing it. If the green color of the smoothie is intimidating, just add a little at a time until you adjust, or get a colorful tumbler so you can't see it.
Next, I eat a salad almost every day. Salad dressings are often homes to high sugar content, so my picks are vinegar and oil or homemade ranch. I usually stay away from raisins or cranberries, but love to add sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
My last trick is that I cheat, well, not exactly, but I take an awesome supplement called, "Juice Plus." My chiropractor introduced me to the vitamin which you can order online. It's a great way to add healthy nutrients to your diet. This is in no way a replacement for eating clean vegetables, but an addition to your diet.
If you were like me a year ago, you may ask what all the fuss is about eating your vegetables. The answer is simple: it is God's best nutritional plan for you. Eating clean vegetables and fruits causes your body to reduce inflammation and begin the healing process. After eating a predominantly whole food died for a year, I feel energetic, my skin is clear, and I don't battle the glycemic up's and down's.
Our challenge this week is to add one salad a day to our diet, even better, try it for a month. Let's encourage one another to live green.
My Prayer: God, thank you for creating the perfect diet for our bodies. Help us prioritize so that we can begin healing and rejuvenation. Holy Spirit, remind us of the importance of eating well. We choose to take care of our temples according to your plan. In Jesus' name!