Nutrition

3 Simple Ways to Eat More Veggies

We could all stand to eat more veggies in our diet. This post will give you three simple ways to up your veggie intake without feeling like you’re eating veggies!

1. Add veggies to your smoothies

Spinach, kale, and frozen cauliflower are great veggies to throw in with other smoothie ingredients and give it a good blend. You can’t taste the veggies, but you get all the benefits of them! 

Pineapple Peach Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Serve in glasses and drink immediately

Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

  • 2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 date (pitted)
  • 1 ripe banana

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Serve in glasses and drink immediately

2. Add veggies to your pasta sauce

Sure you can substitute wheat pasta for zucchini noodles if you’re brave! Or you can eat your normal noodles AND your veggies too! Just add chopped veggies to your tomato sauce for an extra serving or two of veggies. My favorite pasta sauce additions are:

  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Zucchini

Combined with ground beef or ground turkey, I guarantee you won’t even notice a difference!

3. Make a veggie, egg, ranch snack

My mom used to make these veggie snacks for us every time we went on vacation. The steps are simple:

  • Boil an egg and let it cool
  • Cut up your favorite raw veggies (broccoli, carrots, bell pepper, mushroom, jicama, celery) and add it to your baggie/container
  • Add the boiled egg to the bag/container, and top with ranch

Now I’m sure you’re thinking, “Ranch isn’t healthy!!!!” You are correct, BUT if drizzling a little ranch over your veggie snack is going to help you incorporate more veggies into your diet, then so be it. Have the dang ranch, friend!

I hope this blog post helped give you a few ways to increase your veggie intake without feeling too overwhelmed. My best tip is to experiment and never be afraid to try new things. Be open to trying new vegetables even if they look intimidating!

Let me know in the comments below if you try any of these tips!

Have a happy, veggie-eatin’ Sunday friends!


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