It can be so easy to maximize your meals and your wallet. Meal planning is definitely key to both of these. When you sit down to write out your meal plan for the week, be sure to include recipes with these foods.
Here is another post I wrote on meal planning basics.I like using Pinterest for recipe ideas – especially for incorporating specific ingredients!
Broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts, to name a few. They contain phyto-chemicals, Vitamins A, C and E, folate and fiber. They also contain anti-oxidants that can protect against cancer.
Leafy Green Vegetables
I use garlic in almost everything I cook. It has tons of noted health benefits, like preventing and reducing the effects of colds, improving blood pressure and cholesterol. Its active ingredient, allicin, is also found in onions! It also contains selenium, magnesium and Vitamins B6 and C.
Ginger contains a natural oil (called gingerol) that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which our bodies can always benefit from more of. It can help with all sorts of pesky problems too, including tummy upsets and muscle pain and soreness.
Ghee (clarified butter)
This is one of the best rejuvenating and longevity-promoting foods. It aids digestion and calms the nerves. Ghee’s rate of absorption is high, making it an excellent medium for transporting the nutrients of other foods to the tissues.
Following a mostly plant based, whole foods diet has immense health benefits like healing chronic diseases, cancers, and heart disease. Including as much of these foods (and principals!) as possible is so beneficial and something you should really feel proud of.
Another practice I have been diving into more lately is Ayurveda, which is an alternative Indian medicine that takes a holistic approach to prevent and heal stress, inflammation, unhealthy weight gain/loss, and more. It’s been extremely helpful and I highly recommend exploring it yourself! I will be writing about my findings and results soon. Xx