How To Eat More Vegetables
I have to admit I’ve been low energy here lately.
And I certainly know why. I have not been eating as healthy as I should.
I’ve been relying on convenience foods that take no time to prepare and my energy has plummeted and weight loss has stalled.
So I know that changes need to be made. I’m assuming that if you’re here you too want to make changes and want to know how to eat more vegetables.
Well, I’m truly glad you’re here to go on this journey with me.
I would love to just eat whatever and not worry about it but I know that meal planning and meal prepping are my friends when it comes to weight loss.
So I’ve researched and found 3 simple ways to incorporate vegetables into your diet in a natural way.
When you add in healthy foods in a way that makes sense for your life, you are more likely to stick with the new way of eating in the long run.
I don’t know if anyone else marvels at the produce section in the grocery store.
With all of the fruits and vegetables neatly organized in a bright array of colors, it is truly the most beautiful part of the grocery store.
I mean, just look at everything that God has created. Amazing right?
But how do you start eating more of these gorgeous foods so that our bodies can truly be nourished from all of their nutrients.
Here are a few ideas that you can try!
How To Eat More Vegetables For Weight Loss (Even If You Don’t Like Them)
1) Add them to your smoothie or nutriblast
I personally use a Nutribullet and the drinks that are made with Nutribullets are called nutriblasts.
The biggest difference between a nutriblast and a smoothie, in my opinion, is that typically a nutriblast is not an actual meal whereas smoothies with their yogurts and almond milk tend to be.
I make my nutriblasts with water as it’s liquid which make nutriblasts a great low-calorie way to add more vegetables to your day.
I put big handfuls of bright green spinach (& strawberries and blueberries) and it’s truly the healthiest thing I consume all day (and it’s totally delicious, I promise).
And when I skip it, my body feels it. I’m low energy, my period cramps are worse, and my mood suffers.
The Nutribullet is something I wouldn’t be without.
How To Make A Nutriblast
Want to know how to make a nutriblast?
Here’s a video tutorial on how to do it!
2) Salads With A Twist
I know I know…you’re probably sick of salads. I get it.
I love salads but let’s be really real, my typical salad is not healthy.
Once I had the cheese, dressing, and croutons I do not want to know the calorie count…it’s too depressing.
So what I plan to try is a roasted vegetable salad.
A roasted vegetable salad is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a salad of roasted instead of raw vegetables laid on top of a bed of greens (if you want them to be).
Here’s a video on how to make one:
I believe that this will be a healthier alternative to a normal salad because I will not need as much (if any) dressing or cheese sprinkled on top.
Remember this trend from a few years ago?
Well, it hasn’t gone anywhere. I’m predicting that spiralizing is here to stay.
And seeing how I have 2 spiralizers, it really is past time for me to start using them.
It used to be that people were only spiralizing zucchini. But now anything goes. You can spiralizer butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli and so much more.
Here’s how you use a spiralizer:
How do you use the noodles though?
Here is one of my favorite Youtube channels for learning how to use spiralized noodles. It’s such a fun way to get those veggies in your diet.
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