Many of you have mentioned eating more plants as part of your aspirations this year. There are some rules of thumb I use when it comes to cooking plants that make them more tasty, so I thought I’d share. If you have more ideas, please send ‘em over. 
• Veggies taste best when they are fresh picked, so where you shop counts. This is because many store bought vegetables are pick. This is why growing your own is ideal. If you aren’t up for the work of a veggie garden, hit the farmers market. The veggies at the market are always picked ripe. 
• Veggies taste better when they are cooked correctly. Over cooking veggies makes them mushy, and some of them lose their nutrients when they are cooked for too long. Click here for some ideas on how to cook veggies so they taste amazing. 
• Eat the rainbow. Fruits and veggies come in a variety of colors, each has unique nutrition benefits that are important for our health. Check out this chart for more info. 
• Some veggies like carrots and asparagus need to be cooked to make their nutrients fully accessible. Click here for more info. 
• This is a list of east bay veggie spots (I have only been to a handful) that offer plant based foods should you want to try them out! I highly recommend Millennium
Cheers to Day 8,
Coach Michelle