No, I don’t mean money although that has been a traditional reference for “green” in our culture. Today, I am talking about adding in a dose of green first thing in the morning. We all know we need to eat more vegetables, and I’ve found that when I start my day with vegetables on my breakfast plate it sets me up to be more mindful of my veggie intake all day. More importantly, a vegetable in the morning also keeps me full longer, and I get a great dose of vitamins and minerals to start my day. I’ve already set my body and my mind up for success when I start my day this way.
Here are few suggestions to try:
- Eat a handful of crisp green beans as you are getting ready for work or driving to work
- Put last night’s left over broccoli or asparagus in your scrambled eggs
- Add a handful of fresh spinach or kale into a breakfast burrito
- Add a handful of any leafy green veggie into a blended smoothie (Spinach goes away and you don’t even taste it)
- Add half of an avocado to your toast (with a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt)
- Heat up any kind of left over veggies and serve with a side of eggs or put them in a breakfast burrito
- No leftover veggies or fresh veggies in your fridge? Then reach for a pack of frozen veggies and use them instead
We have developed a cultural habit in the US of vegetables being a side dish, and often a side dish only served at lunch or dinner. A new way of thinking is to add-in vegetables to every meal and to make vegetables the biggest part of your meal. I’m not saying stop eating meat or grains, I simply want you to maximize the amount of vitamins, minerals, and let’s not forget our friend, FIBER.
When we re-think our old habits around food we slowly begin to give our bodies more good stuff. And as a busy professional and business owner, I need my body to feel good all the time (it doesn’t of course, but I am giving it a better chance by changing my ideas and habits around food).
I am on a mission to help busy, successful professionals and leaders feel better and perform better. Using food to fuel our bodies gets us that much closer to performing at our best everyday!
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