Friday, August 16, 2013
A Veggie Revolution! This came to me tonight as I was eating my yummy stir fry veg, guidelines say that half of our plate should be vegetables. Tell me when was the last time you went to a restaurant and got half a plate of vegetables? Yeah... thought so.
A number of fast food restaurants are now producing healthier items on their menu's, I see some restaurants following suit and adding nutritional info to some of their meals. But when I go to a restaurant I get nothing like half a plate, vegetables are those sad things usually tagged on as an afterthought, to make the plate look better, and most of the time they are canned or frozen.
Oh if I knew of a restaurant around here that cooked loads of yummy fresh vegetables and you could have your half plate.. I would be there! Vegetables are great for you but they are also really filling.. so you don't need so much of the higher calorie items.
Could Sparkpeople Spark another revolution? How about vegetables taking their rightful place as a bulk item with a dinner? How about presenting beautiful, colorful vegetables being a task that Chef Ramsay would admire? How about instead of relegating vegetables to a spoonful or two on the plate, they become the center piece?
Oh to be able to eat a beautiful dinner cooked just for me where I will feel full and satisfied, healthy and keep calories down instead of the usual fatty, greasy fare.
Imagine what this might do for the obesity levels as people learn to eat in new delicious ways.
How about it Sparkpeople?