Incorporating more plant-based foods is not only good for our health but the environment as well! Today I shared some unique ways to do just that on ABC Good Food Friday!
An easy way to meet your 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day
I shared ready-to-blend smoothies by The Frozen Garden. Simply add liquid, blend and enjoy! As a dietitian, I love that they are made with a base of dark leafy greens, which are some of the most nutrient-rich veggies – followed by ingredients like fruit, seeds and spices. You can find them at TheFrozenGarden.com and used the code EARTHDAY for $5 off your order!
Plant-based superfoods are easy to add to everyday meals
Plant-based superfoods are foods with a high level of nutrients relative to their calories. I shared some of my favorite by Suncore Foods including goji berries and cacao nibs – both known for their antioxidants, which research shows may help slow down the aging process. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber in fact– 1 tablespoon has more fiber than an apple! You can find them at SuncoreFoods.com. You can also use the code EARTHDAY for 20% off your order!
Meatless meal made easy
I shared vegan Moroccan empanadas by Sweet Earth, which is a company that makes delicious plant-based products. It’s made with chickpeas and vegetables, with a flakey crust – you can find it in the freezer section of our local Harris Teeter, Publix and Whole Foods. It’s a great option for those looking to limit their meat intake – which is good for our health and the planet – it drastically eliminates the amount of greenhouse gases emitted and the gallons of water used to produce meat.
A good-for-you kind of shot!
Apple cider vinegar has been linked to a slew of health benefits from digestion to blood sugar regulation. Besides adding it to salad dressings, another way to incorporate it is in shots. I shared some by Ethan’s flavored with fruit and spices – like pineapple and ginger. They’ve also tailored them to around the acidity of orange juice, so it’s easier to drink! You can find them at Whole Foods, Amazon and Ethans.com.
If you try these tips, be sure to share with me on Insta!