It is important to “practice what you preach.” So, this picture captures lunch with one of my dearest friends and our similar desire to “fuel” well. In my opinion, ideal plates are any combination of mainly organic vegetables. Much smaller percentages, 10-20 ish may be occupied by “clean, lean animal protein” or with pseudo grains like quinoa, millet and amaranth; sprouted selections are best.
“Ideal” for whom, you may be contemplating…
- Ideal for those with too much acid in their system…these watery veggies are alkaline.
- Ideal for those reaching for phytonutrients and their “major pool” of benefits. Whether fighting disease or desiring to build good gut health, every color contains health “boosters.”
- Ideal for those counting calories. Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live has much to say about that. Basically, I could imagine him using Dr. Seuss’s mantra “eat them in a house, eat them with a mouse…” (only veggies, of course, not green eggs and ham) Though he does not know it, we have this in common.
- Ideal for those in a hurry: Tearing or chopping or massaging kale, red pepper, onion is done in nearly as quickly as quinoa is steamed and green beans roasted. (15-20 minutes or so.)
- Ideal for those not wanting to heat up the house for long. Chop, tear and toss salad and ten minutes on broil (not more than 10 minutes) for green beans. Before slipping them in the oven, splash an ounce or two of sesame teriyaki sauce and sprinkle sesame seeds for toppers.
Hungry yet? Hopefully, you will let these types of “lovelies” fill and satisfy you regularly! By the way, you will notice a different “full” feeling. It will be pleasant, not stuffed. One more thing… did you know that there are many studies indicating big benefits for choosing organic food?