Vegetables so important to anyone who is for a healthier lifestyle, but how much should you eat? Government guidelines suggest we should have 5 servings a day but feel free to eat more if you want.
There are so many vegetable available nowadays in your local supermarket that the choice is phenomenal! It can be down to personal choice remember variety is key to your satisfaction and if you only like 2 or 3 different vegetables then look for different ways to include them in your days eating.
Carrots are pretty much a standard vegetable but there is so much we can do with it that can change how it looks and tastes
- Chop it in circles
- Chop it into sticks
- Spiralise it
- Mash it
- Cube it
- Thinly slice
When you have decided your preferred way of preparing your carrots then you can
- Serve it as a regular vegetable with your dinner
- Use it as a base for a soup
- Eat it as a snack
- Add it to a salad
- Roast it
- Make carrot crisps
- Add it to mashed potatoes – particularly good way to increase vegetable consumption for children and vegetable haters
Seasonal vegetables provide us with the best nutrition as they are at their freshest and cheapest. growing your own is not only a good way to add activity into your lifestyle but is also a benefit to your carbon footprint.
Here’s a bit of fun!
Growing your own vegetables can provide you with a garden of success!
So what would you need to plant?
1st you need to plant 5 rows of peas.
Then you need to plant 2 rows of squash.
- Squash those negative thoughts
- Squash all thoughts of feeling deprived
Then 13 rows of lettuce, there are lots of different types of lettuce
- Let us be positive
- Let us take responsibility for our actions
- Let us be in control
- Let us reward our efforts – but not with food
- Let us not aim to high
- Let us not be disappointed with a weight loss
- Let us not expect a miracle when we know we haven’t done it.
- Let us drink more water
- Let us do more exercise
- Let us record what we are eating (honestly)
- Let us not give up
- Let us check the nutritional information before we eat it
- Let us remember its critical to check those portions
And last but not least no garden is complete without some Turnips and you will need 5 rows.
- Turn up with a positive attitude
- Turn up with a smile
- Turn up when you are struggling
- Turn up with real determination
- Turn up for success.
Don’t forget that for a garden to grow it needs to be fed and watered regularly otherwise it will shrivel up and die.
When you grow something from seed you never get an instant result – you plant you water you feed and you watch and wait and at first nothing seems to be happening and then all of a sudden you start to see the results of all your hard work. Imagine what difference 12 weeks will make
You do reap what you sow and may all your gardens successfully flourish