Two Quick Ways to Jazz Up Your Veggies!

OK, I’m going to be honest, sometimes I get bored with what’s in my fridge and use boredom as my excuse to eat fewer veggies and chow down on more carbs – especially during the 10 days before my period. YES, even as a person who loves veggies and normally eats healthy, at least for the most part, can fall into a rut just like everyone else.

Tips to make veggies more exciting

Here are two easy, economical and healthy ways that help me jazz up my plate – and up my veggie and fiber intake!

  1. I slice up three or four Persian cucumbers (less seeds, more taste and crunch) dust with sea-salt and cracked pepper, and then top with a homemade vinaigrette of vinegar and oil. Sometimes I mix up sesame oil and rice wine oil, with a dash of sriracha for a more Asian inspired cucumber salad. Other times I use white wine or balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil for a Mediterranean flare. And if I’m in the mood, I throw in a generous serving of sliced sweet onions!
  2. I spend the extra money (about fifty cents more) and buy the two-pound bag of large organic rainbow carrots at my local grocery store. I do this for several reasons. I love carrots (raw or cooked, I love them) and always have. Rainbow organic carrots are not only pretty and unique – but more important and according to Time Magazine, rainbow carrots are more healthy! Also, freaking delicious and in my opinion, tasting the rainbow is so much better than chemically grown Franken (as in Frankenstein) carrots!

    Also, the price is right. The two pound bag of large rainbow organics carrots cost about 50 cents more than the two-pound bag of large orange franken carrots – but totally worth it. No chemicals, and I never end up throwing out leftover rainbow carrots because there are never any leftovers – I EAT THEM ALL!

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