Episode 34: Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!

Your hosts: Shelby and Jess

[0:50] Life Updates! Jess’s website is live! modernallybalanced.com

[4:40] I was intimidated about how to prepare vegetables, especially for kids

[5:25] Some of Shelby’s favorites!

[6:30] Olive oil, garlic salt, sea salt, butter, lemon or sauteing adds a lot of flavor!

[8:08] Add healthy fats to your veggies, it also makes them taste better

[9:20] Roasted, air fried or raw

[10:40] What do you pair with your veggies?

[11:10] Frozen veggies are a quick and healthy option

[11:40] Jess’s favorites

[13:30] Cinnamon is a fun flavor and also helps with blood sugar regulation

[15:45] Benefits of veggies

[17:00] Our bodies crave junk when we aren’t eating right

[17:10] AD: US Wellness Meats

[18:20] Not all greens powders are created equal

[20:00] If you can’t absorb the nutrients from your food, there’s no point in eating it. Gut health!

[21:56] How Shelby got her kids to eat vegetables

[23:25] Start easy (and cheesy!)

[25:50] If they see you eating them, they will want them too!

[27:10] Take baby steps, and use a reward system

[29:01] Try new things- different textures and flavors

[29:50] Buy seasonal vegetables! It will help add variety

[30:25] Shelby’s blog about kids and veggies

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