Eating Healthier at Better Farm

Learning to eat healthy is a big change for someone who used to eat fast food every day. Switching from eating BK Stackers to Boca Burgers; from boxed or canned food to fresh veggies and fruit; from drinking more than a 12-pack of soda daily to juice and water: Changes like these help a person lose weight and feel better mentally and physically.

I recently went back to Iowa for a family reunion and party for friends I hadn't seen in a while. I made a healthy dish for each; ones that were simple but delicious. I was nervous about making the food, but they were a hit! Check out my recipes after the jump.

Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus
1 cup asparagus
2 cups brussels sprouts
1 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
Lemon juice and sea salt to taste
Serves 4

Cut the stems off the brussels sprouts and chop them in half. Cut the last 1/2 inch from the asparagus. Add them to the skillet. Once browned, add the sun-dried tomatoes and season everything with the lemon juice and salt. 

Spinach and Tomato-Basil Wraps
4 spinach wraps
1 Tomato, sliced
4-6 large pieces of lettuce or spinach, chopped
Spicy and honey mustard, to taste
Serves 4

Spread the mustard thinly on wraps. Add lettuce and tomatoes, and roll. Cut into thirds and secure with toothpicks.

Eating healthy is hard, and switching over takes a lot of commitment and support. I know one of my problems was not knowing exactly what would go well with what. I'm learning new recipes daily and enjoy seeing what other people choose as a favorite. Feel free to leave comments with your own favorite recipes—we're always looking to try new things out at the Farm!

Until next time,
Take care and live happy and healthy!