It feels good, doesn’t it? Not having to count calories, worry about carbs and the latest fad diet. It feels good knowing that eating healthy doesn’t involve drastic deprivation, the fanciest of kitchen gear or gobs of money.
Every single time we eat, we have a choice. We can deplete and challenge our bodies or nourish them to the max. By adding in some goodness you are fuelling your magnificent body with what it needs in order to perform at its highest potential – and you’ve got some serious potential. So let’s get to it, and add some goodness to dinner.
Dinner: Meal Makeover, Vegetables + Protein
1) Meal Makeover: This, my friends, is so much fun. We’re adding some goodness to tonight’s dinner by making over a classic dish – swapping only on nutrients, not taste.
Cauliflower mash: Potatoes are so passé! Lighten up your next meal by swapping mashed cauliflower for the classic mashed potatoes. Not only will you be that much closer to reaching your vegetable quota, but by choosing a lower glycemic index food, you are supporting any weight loss endeavours. Did I mention it cooks in half the time? I told you this was fun! Click here for the smashing recipe.
2) Vegetables-made tasty: It the last opportunity to reach the 5-8 recommended servings of veg. Let’s make that happen by keeping things simple. For more info on all things veg – see this blog post.
Ratatouille: Great movie, even better dish! Ratatouille is a delicious, rustic vegetable stew made with eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini and peppers. Serve on its own, over rice or quinoa, add protein – the options are endless. Click here for a simple recipe, with simple ingredients – the goodness just doesn’t end!
3) Protein – switchin’ it up: When life gets hectic, it can be easy to fall into a food rut. Variety, however, plays an essential role in a vibrant diet. By choosing a wide range of different nutrient dense foods, you are ensuring your body receives a larger spectrum and of vitamins and minerals, avoids the development of food allergies and much more
Fish: Try adding in a cold water fish, such as salmon at least twice a week. Salmon is without a doubt one of nature’s prized superfoods. It is bursting with protein and good fats (Omega 3’s), that must be obtained through diet. This superfood helps to keep us happy, pain free, smarter and promotes a better night’s sleep – just to name a few. For a 4 ingredient salmon recipe, click here.
Here comes the sun,
Claire LeGresley, RHN
For the full blog post, and more tips on adding goodness in, visit www.clairelegresleyrhn.com
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