Sunday, November 13, 2011

More Veggies Week

Now, this might seem a strange subject for a vegetarian food blog to cover - after all, many people's perception of vegetarians is that all we do is munch carrots and raw broccoli. However, the reality is that it's as easy to eat badly as a vegetarian as it is as a carnivore. And it can be just as damaging to your health.

Even if your diet is fairly balanced and full of goodness, when it comes to this time of the year, when you get home from work when it's already dark and the wind is blowing in Arctic temperatures, all good intentions tend to go out of the window and you can end up eating carb-heavy foods 5 nights a week. Plus we all know that the national cupcake and pie consumption increases ten fold in the winter months. Well, mine does.

The easiest way to remedy this, I think, is to make a quick and easy vegetable side dish to serve with whatever you're eating. I've been doing this a lot lately and it can turn a comfort meal into a nutritious meal with minimum effort!

So, as fall turns into winter, this week on The Everyday Veggie is going to be More Veggies Week. We'll be focusing on tasty vegetable side dishes to make with your winter meals, so that even if you're determined to eat spaghetti carbonara on every day that ends in a Y, you'll still be eating a diverse range of veggies to get the most balanced nutritional profile out of your weekly diet. It's all well and good having steamed broccoli on the side of your Shepherd's Pie but changing up the side dish will help you get a greater range of all that good stuff that veggies give you.

Stay tuned!

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