Who says eating a healthy diet is hard? The hardest part is figuring out which type of diet (there are soooo many out there!) works best for you. Paleo? Keto? Vegan? Vegetarian? Gluten-free? Dairy-free? Raw?
Here is my take as a Holistic Nutritionist. There is no "one size fits all" diet out there. We are all different. One of my teachers at Bauman College in Berkeley would always say "one man's food is another man's poison".
However, no matter which diet you find works best for you I think we can all agree on the fact that we should all be eating lots of vegetables. Preferably organic and in season.
Here is a quick and tasty vegetable dish that takes a handful of minutes and ingredients to put together. #keepitsimple
2 small heads of broccoli, cut into florets with some stalk attached
2 TBS virgin coconut oil, warmed to liquefy if needed
Sea or Himalayan Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
2 TBS nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 425 f. toss the vegetables with oil on a rimmed baking sheet to coat. season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 20-25 minutes. let cool slightly, then toss with Nutritional Yeast.
What are the benefits of Nutritional Yeast? It is antiviral, antibacterial and also an immune booster. It has a nutty, cheesy, flavor and is often used in vegan dishes to emulate cheese. I love it because it's delicious and packed with nutrients such as B vitamins and zinc. 1/4 cup contains 9 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, not too shabby!