Whether you’re on a journey to lose weight or build your business (or both), the first day of the week can be an overwhelming (even if in a good way) prospect with projects, deadlines, and social engagements looming. Read More
First let's talk about serving size. If you check the USDA site, you find two pretty detailed charts which indicate serving size and number of servings required by veggie type. I could see how someone could get overwhelmed by it. Here is a good general rule to keep in mind: 1 serving is equal to ½ cup cooked vegetables, 1 cup of raw such as carrots, broccoli or two cups of raw leafy greens. This particular chart doesn’t address vegetable juice but the American Heart Association website states its ½ cup. As far as number of servings, think five a day, and for my main meal of the day, fill half my plate with colorful veggies.
Now is a great time to add more vegetables to your diet. Spring has come and here in the northeast our farm markets are open once again. Always buy seasonally when you can. You will save money , find better taste and quality too. Buy organic where possible but especially those veggies listed on the EWG dirty dozen list. For what’s in season now in your neck of the woods go here.
Here are some of the ways I incorporate vegetables in any meal each day! Read More