Health Challenge Tip #2

Note: The Health Challenge is in no way, shape or form a diet of any sort. The first three letters of diet spell "die." Catch my drift? I'm simply trying to eat and live a bit healthier and thought I'd share it with you.

#2: Eat more veggies

This should be a no-brainer, but I think a lot of us are running around with our veggie count on ZERO (and that V8 stuff doesn't count!). Summer is the p-e-r-f-e-c-t time to enjoy fresh veggies. If you don't have a farmer's market at your disposal, look up what should be in season right now in your area and buy those veggies. Chances are they'll come from closer farms in your area and you won't be eating Holland peppers in Iowa.

And if you have the time and the space, plant your own garden! Find out what grows best in your area and plant a small garden. Start small and go from there!

Make sure you're kiddos are getting fresh veggies, too. A few ways to mix it up:
Veggie muffins (just mix them right in with the mix!)
Veggie lasagna (recipe coming soon!)
Eggplant or zucchini parmesan
Veggie wraps (just add hummus!)
Calabacitas: a simple side dish made out of zucchini squash, onions and cheese! (recipe coming soon!)

If you always have a side of veggies, your kids will start to expect it!

Note: Once those recipes have been posted, links will be posted.