Challenge 1: Vegetable ♥︎
By showing some vegetable ♥︎ and choosing one more to eat each day, you will have the benefits of the minerals (vitamins, proteins, water, fat, and carbohydrates as well!) that they contain. An example would be the potassium from sweet potatoes, tomatoes, lentils will help maintain your blood pressure. It is important to eat a variety of vegetables every day since they are all unique.
Challenge 2: Pesto, Pesto
Pesto – pesto is so full of flavor! It’s an amazing way to add a dollop of concentrated goodness to soups, mixed into mayonnaise, spread on fish/chicken before baking, to top a pizza . . . Although traditionally known as a basil-based mixture, pesto can also be made from spinach, cilantro and more. The olive oil and nuts help the body absorb the minerals found in whatever greens chosen.
Challenge 3: Nuts
Nuts make for a wonderful quick snack (there’s that talk about a certain high ranking official eating 7 almonds every night) or a topping for a bowl of oatmeal at breakfast. They are also great in Pecan Crusted Fish or even made into “cheese” for lasagna! We know from a previous day that they contain healthy fats, and they also contain many wonderful minerals such as Selenium (Brazil Nuts), Iron (Cashews), Potassium (Pistachios), and Magnesium (Almonds). With so much versatility among nuts, my challenge to you is to try one you’ve never had before.
Come back tomorrow for Day 6-Adrenal!
☞In case you missed it, see post from December 30 “2017 Menu Plan Links I ♥︎” for menu plan ideas
Images used in this challenge series are used with permission from “Paleo Crumbs Picnic Favorites Gluten & Grain Free Favorites” e-book by Macy Diulus and Theresa Diulus