June is national fresh fruit and vegetable month! This is a great time to see if your eating itinerary has enough fruits & veggies in it. Both are a great way to get the most nutrition out of your calories. There are also several benefits from growing your own food in your garden. Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, they are linked to supporting a stronger immune system, and they contain protein, which is essential for the body to repair itself. Fruits & veggies also make great snacks and can be easily added to any meal. It is important to have lots of “greens” with each meal throughout the day.To help get you started on a healthy lifestyle check out our meal itinerary below.
Simple Fruit & Veggie Meal Itinerary
Breakfast: stick with your low glycemic berries which include strawberries, blueberries, black berries, and raspberries. You can also include a hard boiled egg with this or use your berries to create a nutritious protein shake.
Snack: snap peas, carrots, or bell peppers with hummus.
Lunch: mixed greens salad with red onions, mushrooms, avocado, bell peppers, balsamic vinaigrette dressing made from scratch, and include either chicken or canned tuna with it.
Snack: try either a 1/2 cup of berries or a rice cake with natural almond butter on top.
Dinner: Lots of green veggies. You can make another salad with some protein added to it or try a stir fry made with broccoli, water chestnuts, onions, bell peppers, mushroom, snap peas, and chicken.