The basic requirements of a weekly meal plan are no easy feat to meet. After all, your meals need to be nutritious, affordable, and something you can remain excited about making and eating.
Obviously if food lacks the nutrients your body needs, then it ceases to be the sort of fuel you need to be at your best both physically and mentally. And it you are unable to afford enough of it, it doesn’t matter if it’s good enough in any other way.
But don’t neglect the importance of food exciting you, sparking joy as the fashionable phrase goes. If your balanced diet remains flavorful and fun to eat, you’ll find it all the easier to put in the effort buying and preparing it. If you’re struggling, try zapping it with green salsa!
Let it be said, first of all, that salsa verde is absolutely delicious. If you’re looking for motivation to stick with healthy meals, knowing that this is in the kitchen and intended to be a part of them, you will have no difficulties getting in there and putting it to work. It has tartness. It has spice. It’s bright and colorful and cheerful, and don’t lie that you’re not more likely to eat a food if it makes for a good picture to post beforehand to make people jealous. Because you know you are.
Your imagination need some help? Just start with a mouth-watering plate of tortilla chips to get the maximum amount of that salsa verde on. Follow it up with chilaquiles too beautiful for this world, or enchiladas. Or tacos! Make it all.
Green salsa is easy, too. It’s cheap to buy, but believe it or not, it’s also easy to do yourself. You may see yourself working at it endlessly for small amounts of something you’ll use great quantities of, but in truth it’s a simple matter to make batches large enough that it takes very little of your time.
Additionally, you may find that this very act, of making the salsa yourself and being connected to it from the grocery store produce aisle (or even your own home garden!) all the way to the plate further aids you in sticking to your diet. After all, nutritious eating and healthy living is a lifestyle change, not merely a change of one food for another. And if part of your life is making, another part easily becomes consuming.
And given the materials that it’s made of, which may vary depending on the recipe but commonly include tomatillos, jalapenos, garlic cloves, salt, cumin, cilantro and olive or vegetable out, as well as the fact that you may be making it yourself and therefore can employ less salt or other components as you are comfortable with, it’s really quite healthful as well! You’re never going to be sorry for having introduced more fresh vegetables into your system.
So now that you are equipped with the knowledge and, no doubt, the salivating tongue, get out there and give it a try! Make a little bit to sample- and then, you’re going to want to make sure you make a lot. And invest in a bigger table and more plates, because you’re going to have some company.