Growing up I wasn’t the biggest fan of vegetables, who am I kidding in my 30s I wasn’t the biggest fan of vegetables!! Part of the reason was that most veggies put on my plate as a kid were cooked within an inch of their lives and so were tasteless. (This is not a reflection on my mothers cooking, she’s a great cook, but veggies were just not given the love they should have been given!)
In the past few years, training and working as a Health Coach, learning to love, cook and now grow vegetables has changed my life, it took some time but now my body craves vegetables, as much as it craves water. It took some time to learn how easy it was to prep vegetables and have them in favour of eating something ‘quicker’. I understand that sometimes it can feel a lot to cook up vegetables instead of grabbing that slice of toast or ordering that pizza but once you get in the habit, once you have a solid vegetable process in place, you won’t go back. You’ll be snacking on cheesy cauliflour, chewing on sweet potato fries and dipping that tempura asparagus into your favouite dip!
I want you to take on the challenge of consciously adding more vegetables into every day and actually taking the time to cook them. It sounds so simple, but it will be a profound shift.
You will started to feel great, your digestion will improve when you’re eating lots of green vegetables, your energy and mood will be on the up too! You might even get addicted!
I think the biggest issue for many people when it comes to eating healthy is that they don’t know how to quick and easy it is to make veggies taste so good.
Here’s my secret! There’s a reason bread and pizza and all those huge carb dishes taste soooo good – yup, Butter, Garlic and Salt! Well that is exactly what I add to my veg! They make vegetables AMAZING. Don’t be shy, load them up!
So simple, so easy, so good.
All you need to do is:
Wash the vegetables (I always wash mine with some lemon essential oils and water, just soak your veggies for about 5 minutes and rince, its guaranteed to remove any nasties) & add a little butter or oil to a pan on low/medium heat.
Chop up the vegetables and a couple of cloves of garlic and throw them all into the pan. Stir fry there for a few minutes, until they reach your desired softness.
Sprinkle a little salt on them.
AND HELLO, YOU HAVE DELICIOUS MEAL TO FILL YOUR TUMMY WITH!
If you’d like to up your veggie intake and eat the cleanest you’ve eaten for years, lose a few pounds in time for your summer holiday, sign up for my 5 Day Body Reset Programme, its a DIY option, so there is no pressure to start tomorrow, start when you are ready. For only €20 you a 5 day plan, all the recipes, the shopping lists, a guide to keeping your blood sugars low and recipes for hydrating juices. Plus you receive daily support emails from me throughout! I designed it as a VEGAN programme so it has the cleanest receipes but feel free to add whatever protein option you wish – meat, fish or eggs or try VEGAN for the 5 days and just add beans. You’ll feel great! Sign up here – I’d love to guide you through!