Many of us will make new health goals this week. We often start with great intentions, but get overwhelmed or simply fall back into old habits. I realize that going to a completely organic diet might seem daunting, but my goal is to help you make the transition without the stress. My motto is “Make one change a week”. That’s it. Start with what you eat the most of. If you eat a lot of yogurt, this week make the switch to organic yogurt and that’s your one change. Next week, pick something else. Don’t worry about doing anything drastic. I had a friend who said her daughter ate a lot of cheese out of a can and she was heartened when I suggested she simply start buying blocks of cheese instead of cans. If you start making these small changes, over the course of 6 months you’ll transform your pantry and fridge without even really noticing (I’ve learned this is a much easier way for a family to make changes together).
You can do this. It’s just one change a week.
Not a huge fan of vegetables? Dread serving them because the end up getting pushed around the plate? I have the answer for you – roasting. Never enjoyed cauliflower? Roast it. Never liked green beans? Roast ’em. Roasting vegetables in a bit of oil brings out the sweetness and makes much-maligned vegetables into something you’ll crave. They shrivel up and turn into little bits of goodness, full of nutrients and flavor. This simple to prepare quinoa salad keeps in the fridge for a few days and pairs nicely with just about any protein. I love making this during a weekend so I have something quick to grab for lunch early in the week.
Enjoy the salad and think about making one change a week – a simple way to make a lasting difference for your family.