I always share delicious and easy ways of enjoying vegetables with you through my blog and Facebook page because eating vegetables does not always come easy to everybody! The truth is, people that eat very little vegetables on a regular basis later come to me wanting to lose weight.
From a nutritionist’s standpoint, we should be eating vegetables like it's our job because they are a perfect food in so many ways: naturally nutrient-rich; so much better tasting than a vitamin pill; low in calories; high in fiber and packed with potent phytonutrients. All types of vegetables can be nourishing and delicious – fresh, frozen, cooked and juiced.
To maximize your health with vegetables, it is commonly suggested to eat at least 3 to 5 servings per day – but why stop there? With so many ways to enjoy them, you could easily eat vegetables at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Here are a dozen daily ways to treat yourself to good health!
Many people don't eat vegetables until dinner. Make a commit to your health - Check off the new ways you want to try to enjoy more veggies during the day:
Add vegetables to your breakfast:
□ Add tomato, lettuce and/or spinach to your morning toast. I love piling up veggies on my avocado toast some mornings.
□ Skip the cheese only omelet and make a vegetable party out of it by adding spinach, mushrooms, onion, green or red peppers.
□ Think outside the box: add leafy greens, lettuce, zucchini and even cauliflower to smoothies for an extra burst of nutrients without flavor being an issue. This will work wonders for your blood sugar, energy and digestion before you even start your day :D
Pile vegetables onto your lunch:
□ Leafy greens, cucumber and peppers make great additions to sandwiches
□ Breathe some life to that snooze fest of a green salad by adding veggies like broccoli, green beans, asparagus or peas – whatever you have in your fridge!
□ Adding a bag of sugar snap peas, carrots, peppers, celery and/or zucchini sticks to my snack
□ Sprinkle vegetables onto your vegetable soup, or whatever soup you are having
□ Make a batch of kale chips (follow my super easy kale chip recipe here) or munch on nori sheets instead of potato chips – I too LOVE potato chips, but there are other great alternatives out there!
Need inspiration for a specific vegetable? Comment below with your suggestion, I’m always happy to receive inspiration :D
In health & happiness,
Natalie McCrae R.H.N.
I transform women's body's by teaching them to eat balanced meals so that they can quickly lose weight, without giving up 🍫 & 🍷