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Well here we are another January and I am so thankful to make it to 2021! I’m sure we’ve all endured a tumultuous year even if you did manage to end 2020 without losing your sense of taste or smell.
One thing is for sure though, I DO think everyone is looking to be healthier and fortify their own immune systems. If you aren’t, well you should be. It’s just like they told you when you were a kid:you gotta each your veggies. Any medical professional worth their weight will tell you supplements are good but the best way to make sure your body is getting the vital nutrients and minerals it needs is by eating whole foods, and that includes fruits and vegetables.
Lately, I’ve felt that I should be including more vegetables into my diet so I have adopted a more plant-based approach to what I eat daily. I’m incorporating more leafy greens for the magnesium especially, and the big vitamins like vitamin A, C,and folate. Also, I am opting for more complex carbs for their fiber.
Another big change I am adopting, or should I say continue to adopt is restricting all the dairy I eat. For me, dairy raises my histamine levels. I get bloated and it wrecks havoc on my skin. I’ve noticed after removing dairy from my diet I have less allergy symptoms. I also noticed that I lost a bit of weight. Paying attention to how my body responded to these changes, it was game changer for me.
With all that being said, I find myself making vegan food more frequently than I have in the past. Sure, I still eat meat but my reason for eating vegan isn’t about that. I genuinely want to eat more vegetables because it is good for my body. I’m sure a lot more people echo this sentiment but for some reason believe they must commit to a vegan diet or vegan lifestyle. But guess what? January is Veganuary- a 31 day challenge to eat vegan. Vegan food is just recipes with no animal products and if it tastes good what difference does it make that there is no meat? In my opinion, your body is probably begging you for a vegetable or two.
Even still, finding vegan recipes and/or adopting a vegan diet can still feel like a challenge, especially if you are seeking plant-based weight-loss. I was so happy to discover there are vegan meal kit subscription boxes!! When I discovered this I knew that it would benefit people like my aunt, who just recently adopted a vegan diet, but may be having trouble finding vegan options in their area, or having trouble managing all the raw ingredients. It makes cooking for yourself so much easier and price effective. Below I list the vegan meal kit subscription boxes you may want to try:
You select the meals that appeal to you most each week, and then you receive a weekly shipment that contains the recipes and all of the ingredients you need to cook each dish. It’s one of the only meal kit delivery services with a fully vegan menu. purplecarrot.com
You’ve probably seen these ads everywhere but I didn’t realize they were even vegan. Also they aren’t that incredibly expensive. Their harvest bowls and flatbreads look yummy. daily-harvest.com
Meal kit delivery is a cost effective and convenient way to see if a vegan diet may be something you might be interested in. This way, you aren’t buying a bunch of groceries so they can languish in your fridge, and you are offered the convenience of being able to quickly prepare your meals.
What other health focused habits are you adopting this year?