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Doable Challenge: Celebrate Earth Day by Snacking on Plants

April 22, 2013

Today is Earth Day, which brings to my mind something that Junelle Lupiani, staff nutritionist at Miraval Resort & Spa, said when I interviewed her for Epicurious' feature on healthy snacks: When deciding what to eat, remember, "the closer to the earth it is, the better it is for you." After all, "We have never done a scientific study that says plants are awful," she adds, echoing Michael Pollan's now-famous directive to "Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much." So, for this week's Doable Challenge, let's honor the earth and our bodies by steering clear of processed snacks in favor of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Grab an apple, a handful of nuts, some snap peas, or a bowlful of berries--or take a look at Epi's Seasonal Ingredient Map to find out what's freshest near you--and have a great Earth Day! Pictured: Mango, Blueberry, and Ginger Fruit Salad

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