Did you know that for optimal health, we are supposed to have at least 5 cups of produce per day (and most of that being vegetables)? Dr. Terry Wahls who is a researcher and practicing physician and who also reversed her progressive MS, takes it even further and recommends 9 cups of vegetables and fruit daily! How many cups do you think you average? If you're like most people, you'll probably find that you're having between 1-2 cups per day.
One often overlooked area of opportunity is having vegetables at breakfast! Having vegetables for breakfast is a great way to fill you up and also gets you started early on your goal of 5 cups per day. You can throw them in a smoothie (greens like spinach or even frozen cauliflower!), mix them into your eggs, or make a hearty hash!
Here are some recipes to try:
Savory Oatmeal: Spinach, Peas, Chives, Parmesan and Mint. This pretty, bright-green bowl is topped with bits of shaved Parmesan, and the addition of a few fresh mint leaves gives a great flavor contrast and will remind you of spring anytime of year. Warm frozen peas in a pan with a little olive oil, stir in a handful of baby spinach leaves and cook until just wilted, then season to taste with salt and top with Parmesan, mint leaves and plenty of cracked pepper.