How are you? I hope everyone is well and practicing social distancing! An elderly relative of mine has needed my attention, so I have been away tending to her care. My posts will continue to be sporadic for a while as I travel back and forth.
While I am home, I’d like to take a moment to say Bravo To You for choosing a healthy whole food lifestyle. Eating whole food gives us an abundance of vitamins and minerals needed to protect and defend our bodies against disease, especially important now. Our bodies are not always immune to everything, but we are giving our bodies a fighting chance to mount a strong defense by choosing whole food.
What am I eating today? Veggie sandwiches or wraps are always quick and easy to throw together. I stuffed my wrap with a rainbow of veggies, dressed with red wine vinegar and mustard. Read the mustard label and avoid added salt and ~yes~ sugar! I also add hummus when I have it on hand. I’ve added a squeeze of lemon or lime juice for extra Vitamin C. My wrap includes leafy greens, iceberg lettuce, red and yellow peppers, tomato, cauliflower, broccoli, red onion, radish and microgreens. The microgreens are from my window garden. (Here is a post about growing super nutritious microgreens). I store my cut and cleaned microgreens in a container (link here), which presses air out as the cover is attached, keeping them fresh in the refrigerator for days.
I wrap the vegetables in my favorite Food For Life Sprouted Grain Tortillas or sandwiched in Food For Life Sprouted Grain and Seed Bread.
The blueberries and raspberries have been especially delicious lately and are an excellent source of antioxidants. A quick soak with vinegar water, rinse again with plain water and pat dry keeps them fresh in my refrigerator for well over a week.
What is the best practice for washing fruits and vegetables? Here is a link to Nutritionfacts.org, answering this question.
I’ve been craving mashed potatoes so they are on the menu today! Yay! I love the Klondike Rose potato variety. They have a natural buttery flavor and are delicious when mashed with plant milk. I include the potato skin because it is a source of nutrients and flavor. Of course, I add pepper and, instead of salt, a good squeeze of fresh lemon! (I have a link in this post to some fabulous pepper samples if you love fresh ground pepper!)**This link may be broken. He may not be in business anymore, I’m sad to say. I will update again when I have an answer for you.**
What is Whole Food: Minimally processed fresh, dried, canned, or frozen Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains, Legumes, Nuts, and Seeds with little or no salt, no added refined sugar, and no added oil.
Cheers to your good Health! Enjoy your day!
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Disclaimer: This information is based on personal experience and never meant to replace medical advice. Always refer and defer to your doctor’s recommendations.