If you ask me how to improve your diet, I’m going to say:
Eat Food that Grew from the Ground
To me, this is an easy way to think about food. If it grew from the ground, on a farm, outside in the elements, then EAT more of it. If it “grew” in a factory and has 35 ingredients (most of which you cannot pronounce), then don’t eat it! Simple, right?
How to eat more plants:
- Identify plants that you already like to eat.
- Shop at the Farmer’s Market. (They almost exclusively sell plants)
- Talk to a farmer and try something new.
Identify plants that you already like to eat.
I bought all these plants at Easy Way for $21. I’m going to make salads and eat some as snacks during the work day. I tend to buy what appeals to me and figure out my meals later.
Shop at the Farmer’s Market.
My local Farmer’s Market is back in business! I love to see what’s available because I know it’s freshly picked from a local farm. Unless you have your own garden, the freshest plants you can buy will be at your local farmer’s market. I purchased Swiss chard and kale because they were pretty. What a girly rationalization! I know dark leafy greens are very nutritious – add pretty – and I’m in!
Talk to a farmer and try something new.
The last few weeks, I’ve noticed new vendors selling microgreens. One farmer generously allowed me to try several different greens. I bought Sorrel which has a lemon flavor and Sunflower microgreens. I’ll use the Sorrel on salads and probably eat the Sunflowers as a snack. They are crunchy and taste similar to sunflower seeds. I was excited to find something new and nutritious at the market.