I am deeming myself the self-proclaimed Queen of Fruits & Veggies ;) I truly love eating nourishing foods and think that healthy eating can be both fun and trendy. In my recent article for Anton Newspapers, I talk about a few trendy ways to incorporate more fruits & vegetables into your diet. Here is a short excerpt from the article:
How many fruits and vegetables did you eat today? We all know that it’s important to eat our fruits and vegetables, but who says that it has to be boring? Hitting the recommended five-a-day servings of fruits and veggies doesn’t have to be torture. Here are some healthy food trends you can try on a regular basis.
Spaghetti Squash Bowls
Spaghetti squash is available year-round and makes for a low-calorie/low-carb alternative to traditional spaghetti. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. In order to make cutting the spaghetti squash easier, try microwaving it for 1-3 minutes. Let cool, and then slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and brush the inside of the squash with about 1 teaspoon of olive oil per side, and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place squash face down on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, cool, then scrape out the insides so strands appear. Fill the bowl with sauce, cooked ground turkey or chicken sausage, sautéed vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese.
Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet Potato Toast is the big food trend of 2018. Sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and beta-carotene. Wash a sweet potato, then use a sharp knife and cut into slices about ¼ inch thick. If the sweet potato is too difficult to cut, pierce it a few times with a fork and then microwave it for up to a minute. Let the sweet potato cool, then try slicing it again. I like to add almond butter, sliced apples, cinnamon and honey to my sweet potato toast.
This high-fiber, low-carb alternative to regular white rice makes for a nice addition to any dinner meal. Try adding different spices such as cumin or turmeric to cauliflower rice for a flavor boost. How to make it: You can purchase pre-made cauliflower rice in the frozen food section of most grocery stores. If you would like to make it yourself, start by washing and drying a large head of cauliflower. Remove all the greens, and cut the cauliflower evenly into four sections. Use a food processor to grate the cauliflower down to rice size. Place in a clean towel and ...
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