Maybe you’ll never want to go to a plant based diet…BUT you can do a few simple things to ensure you are getting sufficient veggies and fruits in your diet.
Juicing is one, but I’ll admit it takes work and organization t
o make it happen every 2-3 days. Making juice daily is best, the fresher the better, but so far I can’t make that happen so when I get the juicer out I do enough to cover a few days. Admittedly I run out but still I am giving it a real try.
The other two items I’m toying with right now are easier and less time consuming but I do thing they will have a positive impact on my body. One is making fermented veggies. That is a matter of cutting the veggies, salting them with celtic salt and mashing them up. Then you stick them in a jar and wait a week or two and voila you have sauerkraut (assuming you used cabbage). I made my first batch so I’ll let you know in a week or so how it tastes.
The other thing I’ve started doing is sprouting. I made a batch of alfalfa seeds earlier in the week and we are all eating them. Yesterday I put in broccoli sprouted seeds so in another few days i’ll let you know how they taste. I read somewhere sprouts offer 10-30x the nutritional value of the veggie itself…or it was 30% more…can’t remember. Either way they are easy to toss on sandwiches, or salads or eat plain and get some extra nutrients into your diet.
So consider trying them.
The two books I mentioned on the video are:
Fermented Vegetables by Kirsten and Christopher Shockey. The book is pretty thick and is much more info than I need at this point but it’s also got some of the basic recipes I was looking for.
For Sprouting I bought
Growing Your Own Living Foods by Brian Hetrich
In the book he goes into the benefits of sprouting and how to do it.
Try one or both and let me know how it goes!