This week we see lots of 'left overs' being used. In this plan, dinners are frequently used as lunch the following day so be sure to make enough to set aside. You might also notice that many of these plans contain smoothies for breakfast. One of the many benefits of smoothies is that you can add so many nutrient dense ingredients in one delicious serve! We should be aiming to eat 5 cups of vegetables per day - now if you're anything like me, I certainly find that difficult! In order to try and meet the recommended daily intake, I always have at least one smoothie per day. I even add vegetables I don't like to ensure I have diversity.
Vegetables are rich in fiber, which provides bulk to our stools, whilst also nourishing our gut microbiome (gut bacteria). There is a plethora of research into the gut and its holistic impacts on human health. A high fiber diet is one of the best ways to keep a healthy and diverse microbiome and vegetables are one of the best sources!
You will see that the meal plans include vegetables for most meals, highlighting the importance of their inclusion in our diet. Maybe your focus this week could be to include more vegetables in your diet? Or maybe it could be to try new vegetables? We often eat the same veggies and steer clear of others (like brussel sprouts!) so maybe it's time for change...?
I hope you enjoy the recipes in week 3 of the Innate Wellness nutrition plan.
DAIRY AND VEGAN / VEGETARIAN ALTERNATIVES
More about Kelly Nicholas
Kelly Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Paramedicine and currently works as a Paramedic for Ambulance Victoria. Kelly is also a qualified personal trainer, having studied a second degree in Exercise Science. She has continued to evolve her passion for health and fitness over the years by completing many short courses, the latest being a specialisation in nutrition for exercise professionals. Kelly and her business partner Louise Moss, run Change it up Training - a small business running group exercise classes that helps motivate others to be the best/healthiest version of themselves.