So, why don't we look at it this way for ourselves?
How many times do you hear that you need to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables and then you head out to the grocery store and pick up as much as you can of a variety of fruits and vegetables; bring the home to enjoy and then a week later throw half of them out because you haven't eaten them all?
Let's begin to look at our food intake on a weekly basis instead. We know we need to eat mostly greens and vary our intake; so practice varying them on a weekly basis rather than buying a whole bunch at the same time.
No matter how you are getting your greens in (whether it being through salads, smoothies, cooked up and added into something else), this week try this:
- Buy spinach & field greens this week for your recipes, next week buy kale & romaine lettuce, the following week buy chard & butter lettuce, and then collard greens & iceberg lettuce. This way you have varied your greens over the month and added so many extra nutrients into your monthly diet rather than always eating spinach week in and week out.
- You can apply this to many of your recipes. If you eat brown rice a lot in recipes; go for brown rice this week, try quinoa next week, wild rice the following week, and cauliflower rice the last week.
Practice this with your snack fruits and vegetables as well, and let me know below what you are trying. You will be getting so many added nutrients without having to change all of your recipes or buying obscene amounts of varied food each week.