October 25, 2016
When it comes to healthy eating, my motto is eat this, not don’t eat that.
Raise your hand if you know what the “this” is??
Yes, smarty pants! It’s VEGETABLES! By now I’m sure you guys know I’m completely obsessed with getting enough vegetables into my diet. Most Americans don’t even come CLOSE to the ideal amount of vegetables that need to be consumed in a day – anywhere between 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 CUPS!
Before my health journey began about 3 years ago, I thought vegans were coo-coo. Tofu? Only for vegetarians. Matcha tea? A drink for hippity dippities.
I realize now that I had a bad case of Healthy Eating Intimidation-itis.
Have you heard of it? You know, when something sounds like it can only be found in a health food store, you automatically assume it’s not for you?
I have been a relatively healthy eater my whole life. But even so…healthy eating intimidation-itis was pervasive. Tofu? Tempeh? Fish oil? Intermittent fasting? What the what??
But as a recovering Healthy Eating Intimidation-aholic, I am here to tell you that it is very simple to overcome this condition.
I’m very excited to tell you about my latest discovery – riced cauliflower.
Basically, it’s cauliflower shredded down into crumbles that resemble rice. And the best part? You can buy it already riced! So far I’ve seen it in two places: Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. You can bet that it’s much cheaper at Trader Joe’s so you might want to try there first. Trader Joe’s also has frozen riced cauliflower in addition to fresh, so I highly recommend always having a bag or two in your freezer for days you want to whip up a quick veggie dish.
I live for the Veggetti. It’s this cute little gadget that makes veggies turn into spaghetti! It is so easy to use and takes less than one minute to spiralize one zucchini.
Once I spiralize it, I saute it up with some olive oil and sea salt, and add some type of pre made sauce. EASY. QUICK. HEALTHY. Right up my alley.
Today I want to share my newest discovery from Trader Joe’s. (Click here to see how I feel about Trader Joe’s.)
Hail to Trader Joe’s!
Because of that store I have been able to create healthy, incredibly delicious hot side dishes which I then reheat the next day for lunch.
But the best part is that they are SO EASY to make!
What makes them so easy, you ask?