One of the questions on my patient intake forms asks the question ” How many servings of Vegetables do you eat per day?” Often the answer is 1-2. When pressed the 1-2 includes a lettuce leave on a burger or a slice of tomato.
Some folks do however include a small salad at lunch or dinner, however it is often iceberg lettuce with croutons and cheese (Caesar Salad) with no other vegetables in the salad.
I know that a diet filled with mostly plants is medicine for the body and that incorporating more veggies in your daily diet can have a big effect on how you look and feel. Life is so much better when you FEEL GOOD.
To encourage and inspire you to add more veggies to your daily meals I have included a list of Vegetable Cookbooks, that have mouth watering recipes, beautiful photos and the main focus is plants.
1. Plenty – Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi. The photos in this book are beautiful and the recipes are simple. This get’s a A plus!
2. Vegetables Every Day by Jack Bishop. This book is arranged in an A-Z guide
3. River Cottage Vegetables. There are 200 recipes in this book
4. Tender: A cook and his Vegetable Patch by Nigel Slater
This book was an instant hit in the UK
5. 50 Best Plants on the Planet: By Cathy Thomas
Last but not least : Experiment with roasting, grilling, steaming and raw. It is amazing how a little olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt can bring out the best in so many veggies.
Enjoy and do this for yourself, your family and have fun with it.