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7 Ways To Add More Vegetables To Your Diet Easily

By October 18, 2017November 20th, 2023Meal Planning, Nutrition Information

Vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain almost all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to feel great.

One of the main ways to get healthy and stay healthy is to eat more vegetables.

Vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain almost all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to feel great.

A vegetable-rich diet protects you from arthritis, heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, and can even slow down your body’s aging process.

Eating 5-7 cups of vegetables and fruits each day will transform your health (maybe your life). Isn’t that a good reason to add more vegetables to your diet.

7 Reasons To Eat More Vegetables

  1. Healthy glowing skin  (broccoli)
  2. Weight management (spinach)
  3. Improves gut health and keeps you regular (leafy greens)
  4. Boosts endurance and speeds recovery (sweet potatoes)
  5. Improves energy, mood, and psychological well-being (avocado)
  6. Reduces risk for chronic disease (broccoli and sprouts)
  7. Boosts healthy immune function (cauliflower)

Yes, vegetables are good for you but still many of us can’t seem to get enough of them into our diet.  I understand it can be challenging to eat a rainbow of vegetables each day.

Today I am giving you seven ways to include more vegetables into your diet in tasty, easy and fun ways.

I invite you to get playful with your vegetable dishes; roast, sauté, steam and grill them.  The more variety you have the more you will eat.

Once you start eating 5-7 cups of veggies a day you will notice how much better you look and feel.  Really!

7  Ways to Add More Vegetables To Your Diet Easily

1. Breakfast

Stir pumpkin puree into your oatmeal, slice avocado onto your toast, serve your eggs with sautéed spinach or add berries to your cereal. I often have soup for breakfast, it’s a common breakfast all over Asia.

2. Have A Green Smoothie for Breakfast or Snack

A green smoothie provides 2-3 cups of veggies.  Once blended they shrink down to a glass full of nutrients. Choose either spinach, romaine, chard, cucumber, celery, parsley and beets. Add in berries to provide sweetness and avocado to make it creamy.  Click here for how to make a perfect green smoothie.

3. Snacks

Buy or make kale chips,  instead of potato chips.  Dip celery and carrots in hummus or Zucchini Hummus.  For something sweet spread almond butter onto slices of apple or pear.

4. Switch From Pasta, Potatoes, and Rice to Vegetables

Cauliflower Mash “Potatoes” taste so much like potatoes you’ll be amazed.  Roasted Sweet Potatoes are full of nutrients and very satisfying.  Cauliflower Rice is a delicious substitute for white rice. Make spiralized noodles instead of pasta. Try Rainbow Noodles with Vegan Pesto or Sautéed Zucchini Noodles. Serve spaghetti squash with your favorite tomato sauce.

5. Power Up Your Soups

Add greens like spinach, kale or chard to your soups even if they aren’t homemade.  Find simple homemade soup recipes on my blog click here.

6. Make 2 Vegetables for Dinner

A variety of delicious vegetables encourages you to eat more.  Make one vegetable steamed and another grilled, roasted or sautéed. Spicy Roasted Cauliflower and 5 Minute Green Beans are simple to make. Sautéed Spinach and Radicchio takes only 5 minutes to make.

7. Shred Your Veggies

Shred vegetables and add them to other dishes. Add shredded carrots to cookies.  Add shredded zucchini to baked goods like Chocolate Zucchini Muffins  and Zucchini Brownies.   You can put shredded zucchini or carrots to meatballs. Try Chicken Mushroom and Zucchini Meatballs.  Include shredded carrots, beets and daikon to salad. Shredding makes them easier to chew and digest.

Use these tips to get the 5-7 cups of vegetables you need into your diet each day.  You’ll have more energy, clear skin and better moods. You’ll love the way you feel.

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