A healthier YOU starts with YOU. We cant expect to change the way we look and feel if we aren’t willing to make changes. A great way to heal your body and get into the best, strongest health of your life is to start a healthier diet. The word D.I.E.T. is usually associated with the idea of deprivation and eliminating food groups. That is not what diet means. We all have a diet, it is the way we eat. You can either have a healthy, clean diet or you could have a very unhealthy diet.
Adopting a healthy, clean diet is so important. Did you know that the food we eat can heal your body? It is true. The foods we eat can be healing. I am not saying that there is no need for doctors nor am I saying that all illnesses can be treated simply by adapting a healthier lifestyle. BUT, we can heal and cure a lot just by what we put in our bodies. We need to start adapting a diet that fuels your body and not punish it.
Ok ok, so that is my soapbox rant for the moment. I started this blog post to share with you a side dish I made for lunch today. Side dishes are sometimes my weakness. It isn’t very hard for me to come up with a clean, healthy, lean protein for a meal but then I usually just get stumped with side dishes. My go to in the past was quick things in a box like rice a roni or past dish etc. Now I am learning a new way to eat.
So for today’s lunch I was going to have a veggie burger for my protein but what oh what do we want on the side?? Hmmmm….. This is the point where I start staring into the abyss I call a refrigerator. I noticed I had a cucumber and a roma tomato. Thus a Cucumber Salad was born.
This recipe is so simple and quick you will wonder why you were not making this all along.
(2 servings – each serving equals one green on 21Day Fix)
1 Fresh Cucumber (sliced)
1 Fresh Roma Tomato (sliced)
1 TBSP Rice Wine Vinegar (make sure you check the bottle and use one with no added sugar. Its hard to find but there is one)
1 Tsp Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp Dill
Salt and Pepper to taste
I simply sliced the veggies and placed in bowl. I then added the other ingredients on top, placed lid on bowl, shake shake shake and TADAAAAAAA, Cucumber Salad. So crispy and refreshing. ENJOY!!
I hope you make this clean, paleo, vegetarian side dish. If you do, please comment below how it turned out and how you liked it. Starting a Clean Healthier Lifestyle is often overwhelming, especially if it is all new to you. I have a brand new Accountability Group starting soon. In our groups, we learn to eat clean, no calorie counting, support one another, have fun, share recipes and so much more. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, Follow me on Facebook to get more idea and stay up to date on new groups.