It doesn’t take a nutritionist to know that vegetables are great for us. But often times, the reason why my clients aren’t eating enough vegetables has nothing to do with not knowing that they need them. Bottom line: I can tell you the benefits of vegetables all I want, but until I actually show you how to add them into your diet regularly and without a ton of effort or changes to your diet, you probably won’t increase your intake. So today I’m breaking down my favorite ways to add vegetables into my daily diet without eating bowls of broccoli on the regular.
1. Add them in your smoothies – One of my favorite tricks for smoothies is to add frozen spinach or kale in. You can’t taste it, it can replace some ice, and it adds in extra nutrients. I just recently saw a recipe using frozen cauliflower too. I promise if you blend it well and use a protein you love, you won’t taste it a bit.
2. Prep them ahead – If I don’t cook veggies for the week, I simply won’t eat them. So I get proactive about my vegetable intake. Every Sunday I make sure to cook plenty of vegetables to have on hand for the week. Sometimes this means making a pan of roasted vegetables, baking sweet potatoes, steaming a pot of broccoli, or even slicing up carrot sticks for simple snacks. If they’re already cooked and ready to eat, you’ll be ten times more likely to eat them.
3. Bake with vegetables – Sneak vegetables into sweet foods, like muffins, breads, and even oatmeal. Shredded zucchini works great shredded in just about anything. It adds little to no taste and tons of volume.
4. Use as grain substitutes – I love swapping out grains like noodles, and rice for vegetables. Spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles are common spaghetti replacements in my house, and cauliflower rice works greats as a swap for rice based dishes. I also love using collard leaves in place of tortillas for wraps.
5. Sneak them into your favorite meals – You can add vegetables to pretty much any of your favorite meals. Serve your eggs on top of baby spinach, add fresh baby kale into your sauce, shred zucchini into turkey burgers or meatballs, mix in diced bell peppers to your chili or even mix in broccoli to macaroni and cheese. There’s a vegetable that goes well with pretty much anything so get creative!
6. Add Shakeology to your daily diet – Adding shakology to your diet can easily make your shake the healthiest meal of your day. This protein is filled with 70 of the healthiest ingredients possible for your body. It’s packed with fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, probiotics and so much more. To learn more and try it out simply head here. Feel free to send me a message for more info as well! [email protected]
Now you tell me…What are you favorite ways to add more vegetables into your diet?
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