Lately I’ve been noticing that I don’t seem to be eating all of the fruit and veggies that I purchase before they go bad.
So, to switch things up (and save a bit of money since I’m on a college girl budget) last week I didn’t buy as much produce as I usually would.
My plan totally worked, I actually ran out of fruit and veggies early- and not even a single strawberry went to waste!
The downside however, is I had to make another mini-trip to the store today to stock up on what I ran out of.
I secretly love grocery shopping so I didn’t mind 🙂
Try this out guys! Save money by buying produce in smaller portions.
Besides being low in calories, fruits and vegetables are rich in different types of vitamins, fibre and antioxidants.
Instead of filling yourself with over-processed foods that only makes your body THINK it’s full, fill yourself with low-calorie fruits and vegetables. You can eat WAY more, and they will keep your body full much longer.
Think before you eat!
I’m so excited to have added tomatoes to my fruit smoothie this morning. Growing up as such a picky eater, It’s something that I never thought I’d do.
I’m taking baby steps into the veggie+smoothie world, and only adding one type at a time.
This morning I added tomatoes to a pineapple raspberry mango smoothie, and to my surprise I couldn’t even taste them!
Adding vegetables to your smoothies, is a great way to pump up your natural nutrients for the day.
Get creative, try it out!
Needless to say, I may be a slight Avocado addict. There’s about 4 grams of protein in each Avocado, so I like to get as much in there as I can without it spilling out my nose of course haha (Omgosh EW I don’t know why I just said that, I totally just got a gross visual of myself eating this sandwich with Avocado coming out my nose… EW!)
Anyway, adding vegetables to your meals when you’re eating out is a great way to sneak in some extra protein. I’ve added in a lot if extra Avocado to my grilled cheese, had it made on wheat bread instead of white (which also has more protein) and substituted a salad for the side of fries.
Added side salad (instead of fries)
Vegetarians need to pack in the protein where ever they can, whenever they can!
Try it out- next time you go to a restaurant, add ONE vegetable to your meal. Whether it’s extra tomatoes on your salad, a side of asparagus to your main course or Avocados to your grilled cheese, just start with one.
Every vegetable you add to your diet, gets you one step closer to that fabulous healthy lifestyle you’ve been working so had for.
You can do it!