Save Your Meal with Greens
We all know that we should cut down on breads, pastas, rice, and other empty carbohydrates. If you watched the 60 minutes episode mentioned in yesterday’s post, you’ll have learned that white breads, pastas, rice, and other high fructose carbs are digested in your liver exactly the same way as sugar and alcohol!
That is a lot more damage than we expected from pasta primavera.
However quitting white carbs is probably harder than giving up meat and dairy. So here is a great way to eat less empty carbs and still feel fully satisfied.
Add a Bed of Greens to Your Meal.
Green leafy vegetables are probably the best food for humans to eat. They’re full of fiber, calcium, iron, B vitamins, vitamin A,C,E & K. They help prevent osteoperosis and are a great source of calcium on a vegan diet. But okay, we all know we should eat our spinach, but it might seem strange to think of mixing uncooked kale to nachos.
Different Greens for Different Foods
- Kale: Hearty Protein Dense Foods (Indian, Mexican, Southern, Stews)
- Spinach or Spring Mix: Lighter Foods (Italian, Asian, Pastas, Rice)
- Romaine: In between (Mexican Salad, Burgers, Foods Served Cold)
Pictured above are 3 different dishes. In each the grain is reduced by half of the usual serving and replaced with one of the raw greens listed above.
Place bed of greens on the bottom of your plate, then serve normally. They heat from your food will slightly cook the greens and add a light refreshing component to your meal. You’ll hardly notice the handful of Spring Mix with your pasta and your body will thank you.
Feel free to leave a comment and send photos of your Green Meal to Cheap Vegan.