Simple ways to add vegetables to your diet
For some this is easy and takes no creativity and for others finding ways to enjoy vegetables is a challenge. The first step is trying a variety of vegetables. Your taste buds do change and just because you did not enjoy a certain veggie as a kid does not mean you will not like it now.
Another way is to try several different ways of cooking a certain veggie. You may hate something raw and really enjoy it cooked or masked in a smoothie. For example the taste of kale is strong and bitter so many do not care for it raw, but if you mix it in a smoothie with fruit you do not taste it.
kale chips roasted with some olive oil and sea salt can satisfy your salty craving and give you a serving of a vegetable at the same time. If you are on the go and do not have the ability to cook or prepare anything taking fresh raw veggies and using hummus is another simple way to add vegetables to your diet.
Prepare ahead with baggies of vegetables for on the go and carry a cooler in your car. This way when you need a quick snack you can get your veggies and hummus. There are so many different varieties of hummus it is likely to find one that you will enjoy.
Another simple way to add vegetables to your diet is by juicing. I personally use the nutri-bullet for juicing and this way no food goes to waste. Refer to my articles on juicing and smoothies for further information on ways to use this method.
Salads seem to be the most obvious way to add vegetables,but if you pile on all the unhealthy foods they can have more calories than a cheeseburger. Finding a variety of ways to make salads is a simple way to add veggies.California grilled chicken is one of my personal favorites.
Look for the nutrient dense foods and be creative. A salad can be whatever you want. I always use lemon or lime,braggs apple cider vinegar, and olive oil for dressing. Adding nuts, jalapenos, fruit, avocados, etc can all change the flavor making salads much more tasty.
Another way you can add taste is by soaking a vegetable in apple cider vinegar. I challenge you to add more vegetables to your diet. if you have any suggestions to add that have worked for you please join the conversation and help others.
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I also love broiling veggies in the oven on a cookie sheet with onion, oil, salt & pepper so good!
This girl really knows her stuff and she also prays before she does anything so these come with love!
Thank you Lisa. Yes I do because I know God knows what people need and what will benefit them the most.
Such great advice! I lost 135 lbs one summer by eating big huge fresh salads (everything you can think of) and sprinkled it with lemon juice! So ready for this pure kinda living again! Thank you always Jenay for your encouragement and walkin the walk…not just talkin the talk!!!