Fresh Vegetables are an important part of every diet.
If you feel as if you’re not currently getting the right amount of fresh vegetables into your diet, now is the perfect time to change that. Even if you’re not a huge lover of vegetables, there are lots of big and small ways you can get vegetables into your diet once you know what you’re doing.
Blend Vegetables Into Your Smoothies
Blending vegetables alongside fruits can be a great way to get more veg into your diet. Smoothies are increasingly popular and if you’ve been consuming them recently, look for recipes and combinations that’ll allow you to get more vegetables into your day. There’s no shortage of ideas and inspiration out there for you to discover. When you find the right combinations, you won’t even notice you’re consuming vegetables.
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Swap Spaghetti for Zucchini
If you haven’t yet discovered the trend of swapping out the pasta with fresh vegetable alternatives, you’ve got to give it a try. This is not only about getting more vegetables into your diet but also reducing your carb intake as well. The best place to start is by swapping spaghetti for the zucchini alternative. It might sound strange, but it works. And you certainly shouldn’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
Not so keen on Zoodles?
Try my Zucchini Bake alongside your pasta. You will eat much less pasta and enjoy every bite of your meal.
Add Peas to Your Pasta Dishes
If you love pasta and don’t particularly want to swap it out for zucchini, you should think about adding more greens to the pasta dishes you already love. For example, you can make this delicious pancetta pasta from scratch and add peas and other greens along the way as the recipe outlines. And that’s just one example of many similar adaptations you can make.
Use Lettuce as a Wrap or Bun
Another idea for reducing your carb intake and consuming more greens is to replace things like buns and wraps with lettuce. Lettuce buns with burgers can be great. The crunch of the lettuce with the succulence of the beef patty works really nicely when prepared well. It’s definitely something to try out if you haven’t done so already. You might just be surprised by the results.
Try Veg-Based Meat Replacements, Even if You’re Not a Vegetarian
Right now, we’re living through a golden age of plant-based meat replacement foods. They’re aimed at the growing vegetarian and vegan market, but you don’t need to be a vegetarian to enjoy these plant-based products. They offer a quick, easy, and tasty way to get more vegetables into your diet, so make the most of them. The range of options out there to try out is growing and expanding all the time. This Vegan Chipotle Bowl with Vegan Sour Cream is AMAZING!
Vegetables, especially fresh vegetables, are filled with antioxidants and other important nutrients.
Getting more fresh vegetables into your diet is always a good idea for your health goals. The more healthy vegetables that you get into your diet, the more you’ll be doing for the good of your health. And that’s what this is all about.
To Your Health,
Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy
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