In the past few years I have changed my eating habits quite a bit.
While I truly love rich and savory dishes, sometimes you have a little too much of something and all you crave is a salad or some fresh fruit. Has this ever happened to you?
For many years I have limited parts of my diet. I rarely eat hamburger meat, for example. When I make Lasagna I use ground turkey and Italian sausage. I try to eat leaner meats, and when I do have some red meat it’s on a special occasion. There have been many times I have toyed with the idea of becoming vegetarian, there are so many wonderful substitutes out there so you don’t have to sacrifice taste. That’s important to me, because even when I do try to eat healthier, I never want my food to taste like diet food.
So although I am a meat eater still to date, there really are some days I don’t miss meat and I’m content with my fruits and vegetables. No matter what the dish, I always try to chop up some veggies in there and add some color to the dish. Colorful meals equal more nutrients and vitamins which is good for your body!
I’m not here to guilt you into becoming a vegetarian or vegan, what kind of food blog would I be? I’m just saying sometimes it’s good to brighten your plate with some vegetables, and help treat your body to the best things we can offer it!
I came across this adorable video, and my 3 year old has been obsessed with it. I love that it has kids singing about vegetables, because for many years we’ve been taught that kids won’t eat certain things – mainly their vegetables!
I’m here to say that is absolutely not true! If they grow up with broccoli, carrots, tomatoes spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms and olives on their plates they will eat them! It’s all they know. I can’t begin to tell you how many times my kids have asked for “more trees” (broccoli) or leaves (spinach or lettuce). My 3 youngest kids will eat an entire cup of olives. They actually pick fruits and vegetable as snacks over chips… maybe not cookies, but that’s a different story! So don’t be afraid to give your kids those vital nutrients!
I hope you enjoy this video!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own.