How to Eat More Veggies Without Realizing You Are
Adding more veggies to one's diet doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, you can sneak them into your foods in various ways. Starting with classic favorites, we'll end with greens like you've never considered them before! Ready to eat more veggies? Start chomping on a brand new garden below!
The Classic: Blend 'Em Into Smoothies
We've explored how to eat more veggies in the form of smoothies before in our list for the best greens for smoothies. Smoothies are kind of the perfect way to sneak more veggies into your diet; spinach, for example, will barely affect the taste of the smoothie. Pair it with peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and some whey protein, and you're in for a deliciously nutritious breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Combine the ingredients below for a simple strawberry-banana-spinach smoothie! All you have to do is blend the combination on high speed for 60-90 seconds and a healthy, tasty treat will be yours for the drinking.
8 oz. water
1 scoop whey protein
3-5 ice cubes
2 cups chopped spinach
Â½ cup Greek yogurt
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 cup fresh strawberries
The Switcheroo: Trade Carbs for Veggies
Think about how often you snack on some hummus, baba ghanoush, artichoke dip, or even guacamole. Pita bread, pita chips, tortilla chips, and other empty carbs are often paired with these dips; do your body one better by trading them for peppers, cucumbers, and carrots, to name just a few veggies you can easily enjoy raw. Kick it up a notch by substituting leafy greens for tacos and wraps instead of tortillas. Collards have a great shape that makes them a nice choice for this unique way to eat more veggies.
Eat more veggies with your breakfast â€“ not just because they're good for you, but also because so many are delicious when paired with eggs. Easily green up your omelettes by tossing in some kale or spinach. To make it even easier on yourself, meal prep! Keep it fresh by cooking the eggs in the morning and tossing in some pre-cooked greens, peppers, mushroomsâ€¦ the list goes on!
Try some recipes we've featured, such as:
â€“ Irish Skillet
â€“ Cowboy Scramble
â€“ Beef Veggie Skillet
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