One of the major changes I made during this weight loss journey was to increase my vegetable intake. Being a man I thought that only consist of eating salads (rabbit food) every day. After a while I just got sick and tired of eating rabbit food. The problem then became how do I get enough vegetables without eating rabbit food? After a few months a trial and error here are a few tips that I’ve found success to increase vegetables in my diet.
5 Tips to Increase Vegetable Intake
Eat Soup: There’s nothing better than a warm soup on a cold winter day. They are very easy to cook; it consist of only a few steps; chop up veggies, add liquid based (low sodium, low fat of course) , set it in the slow cooker and forget it. Looking for some soup recipes? Martinus got you covered here are some soup recipes from my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors. Check them out and tell them Martinus sent you.
- Veggie and Shrimp Black Bean Soup
- Vegetable Lentil Soup
- Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup
- Broccoli Potato Soup Recipe
- Sweet Potato Soup with Lime
Make an omelet: This is by far one of my favorite ways to add vegetables to my diet. Chop up your favorite veggies and put it in your omelet. Don’t have time to make an omelet? Scramble the eggs with the veggies and you’re golden!
Single serve you veggies: After going grocery shopping take 10 -20 minutes to wash, chop and bag your veggies into single servings. This will give you a head start for the week. This will make your vegetables easily accessible when you are looking in the fridge for a snack and the only thing you see is your veggies individually wrapped waiting on you.
Get Creative: Carrots and celery can get so boring at times. Get creative and try other types of vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, zucchini and etc.; for added bonus use hummus for a low calorie, full flavor vegetable dip.
Drink them: Dust that blender off and experiment with different combinations of fruit/veggie smoothies. Your smoothie is too thick? Try using a cheese cloth to strain the smoothie. Here are couple smoothie recipes to get you started.
- Smoothies For Everyone
- 30 Days of Green Smoothies
- Kale Protein Smoothie
- “Original” Green Moni Drink
- Green Smoothie
By incorporating some of these tips into your daily routine your vegetable intake will increase significantly and you might even find new vegetables that you like. Now it’s your turn to “weigh in”! What are some things that you do to increase you vegetable intake? What is your favorite tip from today’s post? What are the best tasting vegetable soup/ smoothie that have ever had/made? What makes it so good?Also here are some other recipes that so you should check out.
- Green Giant Veg Pledge
- Vegan Protein Sources + Recipes
- Zucchini Bread Smoothie
- Green Smoothie Challenge Update
- Eat Your Freggies… Here is How!
- Curried Coconut Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup
- CHERIBUNDI AND VEGA: A MATCH MADE IN THE BLENDER
- Double-Tomato Soup
- Kale, Zucchini, and Pinto Bean Enchiladas
- Kale recipes
- Paleo Cauliflower Rice
- Paleo Lasagna & Chicken Cacciatore
- Basil Berry Protein Smoothie
- Hominy Stew
- Raisin Green Smoothie
- Clean Food Challenge
- Five Ways To Enjoy Eating More Vegetables
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