Fruits and Vegetables from the Market

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Jean Talon Market in Montreal

If eating healthy is one of your goals going shopping for healthful whole foods is a must. Going to a farmer’s market is usually a much better bet then your local supermarket. You will find better produce, more local and organic produce and it will be cheaper. If you don’t go shopping for the healthful whole foods you want/should be eating you can be sure you won’t be eating them this week. So make eating healthy stock your kitchen full of fresh goodness on a weekly basis. Here is what I picked up this week.

Lots of Bananas

I always buy lots of bananas for my daily green smoothies. If ever I don’t use them before they get too ripe I just peel them, cut them in half and freeze them in a ziploc bag.

Swiss Chard

You know I love my greens. Swiss Chard is a great green to start making green smoothies with because it’s not too bitter and blends easily.

Lemons

Very important to always have lemons on hand. They are a great source  of electrolytes for those of you exercising a lot and they are also a  great detoxifier. I use them in smoothies, squeeze them on steamed vegetables etc.

Sweet Peppers

These peppers are organically grown in greenhouses in Quebec. I was very happy to find them and speak with the person selling them. Useful for so many delicious meals.

Onions and Celery

You never want to run out of these 2 staples. The base for so many healthy dishes, with garlic of course.

Hot Peppers

I am thinking of making a North African style vegetable stew. The dish begins with frying these devils in some oil. I can’t wait.

Romanescu

Is it broccoli? Is it cauliflower? It’s romanescu and it is amazing. A vegetable originally from italy that is similar to cauliflower but better.  It has a delicious nutty flavor. If you ever see it buy it. Trust me.

Avocados ant Tomatoes

I am addicted to guacamole so I couldn’t leave the market without these 2.  Not only does guacamole taste amazing it is extremely healthy. Just be careful what you eat it with. Whole-wheat pita bread is a good option.

Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts

So easy and so good. Just wash them, cut them up, and steam them. Try squeezing some lemon juice over them, with a drizzle of olive oil and a little salt and pepper.

Now that I have my shopping done I am prepared to eat healthy for the week. Eating simple whole foods like the ones I bought today is the easiest and most delicious way to be healthy. Go visit your market and enjoy!

 

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  1. Warren

    just wandered around your site ….Lots of cool stuff Kieran …. but Where’s the Beef ??!!

    Did you meet Derek at X-Fit …. I tried his Internet deal for a whack of 20 work-outs in the park last summer….. Nice guy ….

    • Health is Happiness

      Hi Warren. People know how to make beef. So I figured why not share a different way of eating. I did met eric. The session I did was with Eric though. Lots of fun and a great workout.

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