Our vegan nutrition hack of the week is to remember to make veggies the star of your meals. Along with all the innovative meatless products comes the rise of vegan junk food. The lure of vegan junk food can easily cause you to get off track if you are not watchful.
We all know too well how tempting it is to indulge in highly processed foods under the guise of ‘them being vegan so they can’t be too bad.’ However, as we navigate COVID-19 and the impending need to strengthen our immune systems it’s imperative that we continue to make better food choices and achieve higher health goals.
One way to do this is to remember to make veggies the star of your meals. That means starch, meat alternatives and processed foods should all assume the role of sides, if they have any role at all. Meanwhile, fresh vegetables should be center stage.
Green leaf lettuce salad is a great option. Microgreens, kale, collard greens, spinach, cabbage, arugula, watercress, bok choy and other leafy greens are fantastic as well. Other options include asparagus, edamame, Brussels sprouts, avocado and string beans. As you can see there are definitely more than enough veggies to keep thing interesting.
Ultimately, to ensure that you are maintaining a nutritiously dense, healthy vegan diet it is imperative that you make it a point to make veggies the highlight of your daily menu. There are tons of scrumptious recipes that make this a conveniently, fun, fab thing to do. Besides being healthy its also a way to maintain that beach body.
So what do you say? Has our vegan nutrition hack of the week to make veggies the star of your meals inspired you to do so? What will be your first celebrity veggie?