Last week I was meeting with our team of nutritionists and we were talking about a challenge we had heard of.
The challenge was to eat 40 DIFFERENT plant WHOLE foods in 7 days.
It’s important to note that we are not talking about flours of any kind..it has to be a whole or mostly whole version of the plant. And then repeat that over and over again. Essentially, to make it a habit.
How would someone go about doing this?
I went shopping that weekend and I started in the produce section. I chose about 25 different vegetables and fruits. And then I bought some nuts, seeds, legumes, quinoa, and wild rice. That brought me to 30! Uh-oh!
I went back to the produce section and got more veggies.
This is the list of foods I bought.
|Salad Ingredients||Other Plant Foods|
|hearts of palm||quinoa|
|red radish||cayenne and other spices|
|fermented red cabbage||cacao|
|chick peas||sunflower seeds|
|green tea (matcha)|
|chaga tea (mushrooms)|
I hope this gives you some food for thought about how to get in more and more plant foods into your diet.
I am not saying don’t also eat meat, fish, eggs, etc. The more variety you get, the better.
And the plant foods have many, many benefits.
I would love to hear what your list looks like. Please share!
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