Has finding healthy veggies to snack on ever made you feel frustrated?
If meal prepping or cooking vegetables seems like too much time for you …
Then please take a listen to Liz’s story. Liz is now the lady and chef behind IHeartVegetables.com …
And Liz’s personal veggie story began in the most frustrating way, with a high cholesterol mistaken diagnosis …
This healthy veggies to snack on article covers:
- Liz’s frustrating vegetable beginning
- Tip #1 How to eat more veggies
- Tip #2 How to make veggies easy
- The truly healthy vegan cookbook
Here’s the full interview!
Liz Thomson started her food blog in 2010, as she learned how to cook vegan recipes. Her goal was to get healthy and lower her cholesterol, but a six month experiment eventually turned into a career. Now, as a full time food blogger, she shares healthy, vegetarian recipes with her readers and she’s on a mission to show that healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.
Liz’s frustrating vegetable beginning
- diagnosed with high cholesterol
- became vegan to lower cholesterol
- cholesterol did not go down
- but actually her high cholesterol caused by genetic condition!
- But since Liz was already enjoying being a vegan, and didn’t like meat much anyways, she just kept eating the same way!
Tip 1 – What is a vegetable and how do you eat more veggies?
From the lab at UC Davis, we have the technical definition of a vegetable:A vegetable is the edible portion of a plant. Vegetables are usually grouped according to the portion of the plant that is eaten such as leaves (lettuce), stem (celery), roots (carrot), tubers (potato), bulbs (onion) and flowers… Click To Tweet
I included this technical definition of a vegetable because it’s a commonly asked questions!
But technical definitions aside, we know veggies are good for us, even if our tomatoes are technically fruits 🙂
So how do you get more veggies?
- variety of whole foods
- add in veggie with every meal
- build meals around protein and fiber
Tip 2 – Here’s how to easily eat more vegetables
Here’s another tip to make your veggies easy … get more bang for your buck!
- Find different ways to use same vegetable
- Example – avocado toast and easy avocado muffin
The truly healthy vegan cookbook
Here’s Liz’s cookbook too!!!!
- Lucky moment when publisher asks Liz to write book
- Over 100 vegetarian recipes
For another post of mine about snack foods, read this article here “3 Quick Ideas When You’re Wondering What To Make For A Snack – San Jose“