I’ll throw my cards on the table here. I absolutely love vegetables. The growing, the cooking and the eating of vegetables are all fine things to do, and although I’m not vegetarian, the majority of our family meals tend to be meat free. So far, so smug. Feel free to slap me with a slice of grilled eggplant, I can take it.
Praise those Peas!
And here’s the best news – many vegetables are alkaline, so it’s great knowing that your diet is complimenting the alkaline water which you drink! To celebrate celeriac, praise our peas and high-five those haricot beans, World Vegetarian Day is on October 1st, just in time to prompt us into looking at why vegetable are so good for our bodies.
Here’s a handy list of commonplace veggies which are alkaline.
- Bell peppers
- Romaine Lettuce
There are many more, but since vegetables are all around good-guys, you can’t really go wrong!
How can we get more vegetables into our diet? Like laughter, weekends, and alkaline water, sometimes you cannot get too much of a good thing.
Here are some ideas for boosting your veg intake;
- If you’re making a ragu, chilli or curry type dish, then there’s no limit to the veggies than you can cram in! Ragu always benefits from a ‘proper’ sofrito of alkaline-rich onions, celery, and carrots; and eggplant and potato are wonderful simmered in a curry-spiced sauce.
- Zap half a cucumber with a few mint leaves and a slice of ginger through a juicer and add to chilled apple juice with a dash of alkaline water for a real morning wake up call!
- Toss pumpkin cubes with olive oil, honey and thyme. Roast until tender before tossing with cooked pasta, and dressing with parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts and a little lemon juice.
- Add butter beans and lentils instead of meat for protein-rich and alkaline boosting texture.
Alkaline Water With That Feast?
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How about celebrating World Vegetarian Day with a feast of alkaline-rich veggies, and a pitcher of chilled alkaline water and celebrate the fact that far from being austere and lacking in excitement; eating and drinking healthily can be bountiful, enriching and delicious!
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