So many times in trying to live a healthier life, it is easy to get caught up in elimination. Get rid of sugar. Stop eating processed foods. No more desserts. You get the picture.
Through personal experience I’ve learned restrictive behavior is counterproductive. Tell me I can’t have chips and salsa and I will fixate on it… clearly. Isn’t it always my example of my splurge food? Yum. However, adding things in- now that I can do. Drink more water. Take more steps. Eat more plants!
I sometimes make it a little game in my head; how can I add a vegetable? Take yesterday’s WIAW for example…
2 eggs scrambled with asparagus, mushrooms and feta, topped with sriracha. Pear on the side.
Veggies – 2 (asparagus, mushrooms) Fruits- 1(pear)
It held me through 3.4 miles at the gym. I still haven’t signed up for the 10k yet. Hmmm…
Brown rice and sautéed kale with chickpeas, cashews, feta and balsamic dressing.
My lunches are usually split. I have half a lunch with Hailey around 11:30 (above) and another one when she does, after nap, at 2:30ish.
Leftover cashew chicken over brown rice. I added peas for an extra pop of green nutrition.
veggies- 4 (peas, asparagus, red pepper, green onion)
Yesterday I went for a husband-pleasing dinner and enlisted the help of my crockpot to make simple pulled pork BBQ.
Pulled pork on a whole wheat bun with pickles. Carrots, ranch and a Sam Adams on the side.
veggies- 1 (carrots)
I totally could have added spinach to my sandwich, but missed that one. Oh well, it was still a very veggie day.
Pear (ok, it’s a fruit)
You can file this under #weirdstuffIdo. Please tell me I’m not alone!
How do you add more vegetables into your meals?