I always say that a meal is never complete without some green on my plate. Green drinks are good too. Especially this matcha latte from Rebbl.
My mom bought me this when I was in California last weekend for Expo West. There was a ‘2 for’ deal at Whole Foods and she wanted to try it out. Luckily she didn’t love it and gave most of it to me. Yay! Because eating and drinking green things is a great way to celebrate your (lack of) Irish heritage.
Seriously, I’m 0% Irish. I know this because I forked over some money for genetic testing from 23andMe. Ich bin Deutsche if you’re wondering.
Anywho, I made an extra effort to fill my plates with green things this past weekend. It was the healthy habit focus from my first week of the optimal health challenge I created. You can read more about my first week on the challenge here. Here’s a look at some of the green things I ate.
Breakfast was sauteed broccoli with 2 slices of bacon and one scrambled egg.
I also had to have some green tea out of my green mug.
Lunch was a plate of roasted veggies, which included kale, red cabbage, radishes and cauliflower. Plus some pepperoni slices for a quick protein boost.
Dinner was garlic meatballs, salad and kraut.
There are a lot of benefits to eating green foods besides a more colorful plate. For example, natural green foods (i.e. not green skittles or gummy bears) are extremely rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, and vitamins C, E, and K. They can help boost your immune system, are generally lower in calories, are higher in antioxidants, are a good source of phytonutrients (plant power), and are usually kind to your blood sugar levels. So go ahead and fill your plate with all of the green things. You don’t even have to be Irish to enjoy them!
What are some of your favorite green foods?