Make sure you have at least one veggie on your plate at each meal
This is one that I’m working on for sure. At dinner I always add an extra veggie to our plates but lunch is a challenge. I’ve been trying to make more chopped veggie salads for lunch or bringing sliced peppers, cucumbers and peppers in a baggie as a snack.
Cut up your veggies when you first buy them
This tip goes with the tip above. I find that it’s much easier to eat more vegetables if I chop them up when I first bring them home. Then I can just pull out the Tupperware with veggies inside, put some in a Ziplock baggie and take them to work.
Put veggies in new places
This is where your creativity comes into play. Try adding more vegetables in interesting places. I’ve added all kinds of different veggies to my mac and cheese – broccoli, roasted squash, peas and cauliflower to name a few. You can try adding pureed squash or carrots to the egg mixture when making french toast and experiment by adding veggies to baked goods.
If you’re making something like tomato sauce, soup or chili include some additional veggies. You’ll be adding nutrients and healthy benefits and no one will even notice…
Have one meal per week that is vegetable based
One day per week, put veggies in the spotlight. Instead of having steak, chicken or fish, try a vegetable stir fry, a vegetarian pasta with loads of veggies or try having big salad for dinner.
I hope these tips make incorporating more vegetables into your life easier. I’d love to hear how you include veggies in your day!
Here are some great healthy recipes to try:
- Sushi bowls
- Fresh tomato sauce
- Honey chicken and roasted veggies
- The best roasted root veggies
- Vegan superfood smoothie