Discover simple and delicious ways to eat more vegetables, improve your health, and boost your overall wellness. Read on and eat more veggies!
Eating more vegetables is essential for maintaining good health. It can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, lower blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, and can have a positive effect upon blood sugar.
The problem is, sometimes it can be tough to get more veggies in your diet. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you might think. With these 11 tasty and easy ideas to eat more vegetables into your diet, you’ll be on your way to a healthier you in no time.
Tasty Ways to Eat More Veggies
1. Keep a Container of Ready-to-Eat Veggies in the Fridge
Wash and cut up a container your favorite raw veggies, so that they are ready to go when you’re looking for a snack.
2. Add Veggies to Your Smoothies
Smoothies are a great way to get veggies into your diet without really tasting it. Blend up leafy greens, carrots, beets, or any other veggies you like to add a nutrient boost. Chances are, you won’t even taste the difference, but you’ll still get all the benefits of eating more vegetables.
Hint: Just grab a handful of veggies from your ready-to-eat vegetables in our first tip!
3. Try Vegetable Noodles
Replace normal pasta noodles with vegetable noodles made from zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, or sweet potatoes for a fun and healthy twist on traditional pasta.
4. Add Veggies into Your Pasta Sauces
Not keen on trying vegetable noodles? Maybe start by sneaking them into the sauce. Add veggies like onions, bell peppers, zucchini, and even grated carrots for a boost of flavor and nutrients.
5. Get Creative with Your Salads
Not keen on salads? Maybe you just haven’t found one you like! Try different combinations of greens, veggies, and different dressings to find your favorite salad combinations. You might be surprised at what you find. For example, I just discovered that I love raisins and sunflower seeds in my salads…Who knew!
6. Make Veggie-Packed Omelets
Pack your omelets full of veggies like spinach, bell peppers, and onions for a delicious and nutritious breakfast (or lunch…or dinner).
7. Try Roasted Vegetables
Roasting gives vegetables a totally different flavor. Search the internet for recipes and then roast up a pan of your favorite veggies for a delicious and easy side dish.
8. Make Veggie-Packed Soups
Soups are a great winter alternative to the smoothies we mentioned earlier. Add plenty of veggies like carrots, beans, celery, onions, and potatoes to your soups for a delicious and filling meal.
9. Experiment with Grilled Vegetables
The next time you fire up the grill, add your favorite veggies for a smoky and delicious addition to your cookout.
10. Try Making Stir-Fry
For an Asian flavor, fry up a stir-fry with whatever protein you prefer and add veggies like broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers.
11. Make Veggie-Packed Sandwiches
Add plenty of veggies like lettuce, cucumber, and sprouts to your sandwiches to liven up your meal and get more vegetables in your diet.
It’s Time to Get Your Veggies On
Incorporating more vegetables into your diet is easier than you think! With these tasty and easy ways to get more veggies in your diet, you’ll be on your way to a healthier and happier you.
Now that we’ve got your veggies covered, how about tips for getting more steps in your day?