plant slant

plant slant  — the third Power 9®


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Plant slant.  I like that.  It doesn’t declare that I have to become a vegetarian. It doesn’t announce that I have to give up meat. Slant makes me think of sliding in or leaning towards.  Slant is a great word to make me think about getting more fruits and vegetables each day in small steps.

The first thing that comes to mind is — put the vegetables (and fruit) on the plate first.  Easier to get more on when there’s plenty of room.  Your plate will have a plant slant.


Next is to have two vegetables (or fruits) at every meal.  Again, a plant slant.

Bulk up stews, soups, and casseroles with veggies.  I found that putting finely sliced kale in my spaghetti sauce was a great way of building up the sauce (reminded me of parsley) and getting lots of nutritional benefits.  Definitely a plant slant there.

Just so that the fruits don’t feel left out in my discussion — plan your snacks around fruit.  Some flavorful cheese and an apple is a great afternoon pick-me-up, grab a banana while you’re waiting for dinner to cook,  or crushed pineapple (in it’s own juice,not sweetened) with cottage cheese is a tasty dessert.  Plant slant!

collection of forks with vegetables and fruit

How will you have a plant slant this week?


Check It Out

Hawaiian Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Pennsylvania Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables  Yes, Pennsylvania has a shorter growing season than Hawaii (there was no snow for my arrival but the high will be in the 30 today) — I’ll be enjoying a lot more baked winter squashes.


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