Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month
For the rest of September and beyond, we encourage that you incorporate more vegetables and fruits into your diet.
Here are some 5 quick tips on how you can do this.
1. Bye Bread, Hello Lettuce: Many times bread is the best add on to make our meal complete. However, bread is not always the healthiest especially if it is white bread. To replace this heavy carb food, use lettuce instead. Lettuce is perfect bed for your meat such as chicken and tuna. In Korean culture, it is very popular to have a basket lettuce with your Korean grilled food. You add your meat in the leaf of lettuce, preferred condiments, wrap and eat! Check out more information
2. Pancakes with a twist: Most of us like the guilty pleasure of a sweet pancake. While not the healthiest especially covered in syrup, you can still satisfy your sweet tooth while boosting nutrition value. Take some pumpkin or squash and purée and mix it into your pancake mix. Veggies in cake!
3. Healthy Fries: A side of fries with most meals is the ideal choice. Tasty but it is saturated in oil and salt which is not very good for body. Swap the regular fries for zucchini, avocado or carrot. Put a little breadcrumbs on them, pop them into the oven until crispy and voila—healthy fries! Good for your body and heart.
4. Greens with the pasta: Pasta is an easy meal to make especially as a student on a budget. While having your pasta fun meal, include a bowl of steamed veggies instead of a salad for a more of healthy boost in your diet.
5. Fruit Smoothie Hero: Having a smoothie for breakfast never fails in ensuring that you add some vitamins to your diet. Since life as a student can be busy, from the night before take your favorite fruits and make yourself a smoothie for the next day. Cool it in the fridge and grab it to go as you head out for classes. You save time plus get a great energy boost as you start your day.