Break away from the gray this month by challenging yourself to add splashes of color to your diet. Think about your plate as your wardrobe, would you wear the same color all day, everyday? With that in mind, wouldn’t your insides appreciate an outfit change?
Paint your plate with greens such as endive, asparagus, and mustard greens, all packed with vitamins to boost your immune system through winter and fiber to slim your waist for summer. Punch up sauces with colorful bell peppers, high in vitamin C, or spicy chilies. Sprinkle berries on morning oatmeal or cereal and dip a Fuji apple in almond butter for a snack. Don’t forget bright spices like turmeric and curry powders/pastes, which offer not only a kick for your taste buds, but also have natural anti-inflammatory properties and aid in detoxification.
The 5 for 5 challenge:
For five days this month, I challenge you to eat at least 5 different vegetables every day and keep a food log. Get inspired to find new recipes and new favorites! Okra, anyone? E-mail us your food log at firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop it by the office at your next visit, with any delicious recipes you have discovered and be entered into a drawing at the end of March for a FREE MASSAGE with Helen!