Do you make the same meals all the time?
A few (well more than a few when I think about it. I was 18 at the time!!) My, then, mother-in-law always had a roast on a Sunday, cold meat on a Monday, sausages on a Tuesday…etc etc
They were creatures of habit!!
So I’m not saying that’s what many of us do now,
….but think about how many meals you have in your usually repertoire?
A couple of regular meals for me are:
- roasted vegetables with either feta cheese or sliced veggie sausages;
- mixed bean and tuna salad; and
- omelette piled with whatever veg is in the fridge.
They are my stable meals.
What are yours? …and why? (My why is – they are very quick and easy to make!)
So why should we be eating different foods and not sticking to the same things all the time?
Eating a variety of foods makes it easier to get a balanced diet.
As you are probably aware, different foods contain different nutrients and in differing quantities, so when you eat a variety of foods you’re more likely to get all the essential nutrients you need every day.
Are you ready to challenge yourself?
Let’s get a bit more adventurous.
Next time you’re shopping have a slow look at the fresh vegetables.
See all the different colours?
The compounds that give fruits and vegetables their colour also contain beneficial antioxidants that may have health benefits.
So if you eat lots of different colours, you’ll get lots of various antioxidants.
While your browsing the colours and varieties of veg, pick something you don’t often use.
You may want to be even more adventurous and choose something which is totally new to you.
I would love you to join in the challenge and try a new (or not so new but not often eaten) veg and send it to me. Or why not post it on FACEBOOK
So in summary…
eat a variety of foods,
mix up your colours
…and it will help you stay away from food intolerance
and FEED YOUR CELLS
giving you a lovely healthy body.