Are you looking for some creative ideas to add more veggies to your diet? You came to the right place! We’ve listed creative ways to incorporate more veggies in your meals.
Very few Americans actually eat the recommended amount of vegetables per day. The dietary guidelines suggest that we should eat 2 to 3 servings of vegetables per day. However, only 10% follow that.
Grandma wasn’t wrong when she said we should eat our veggies. Vegetables are an incredible source of vitamins and minerals that are vital for our health. If you would like to add more veggies into your diet but don’t have the idea from where to start or simply find broccoli and carrots boring, we’ve rounded up some delicious and easy ways for you to eat more vegetables.
Add fruits (and vegetables too) to your breakfast
There isn’t only the typical smoothie or fruit bowl. There are few ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies (why not?) into your breaky.
Porridge, overnight granola cups with added fruits, toast topped with fruits and veggies, yummy pancakes topped with berries and yogurt — let your creativity run wild!
Opt for veggie snacks
Sounds boring? Wait until you try carrots, cucumber, or falafel dipped in a delicious hummus or guacamole with crackers.
There is plenty of plant-based and healthy snack options for you to replace the sugary cookie or potato chips.
Add veggies into your noodles
Adding veggies to your noodles or pasta is an easy way to eat more vegetables. Add some carrots, zucchini, broccoli, and cook an inspired version of a Yakisoba.
For a healthier noodle version, you can opt for sweet potato or glass noodles for dinner, so you’ll get more nutrients with fewer calories too.
Cook a veggie omelet
Yes, you can make a boring omelet into a versatile and tasty version! Toss some veggies into some beaten eggs and voilà!
Any type of veggies will taste delicious in your omelet, but we suggest adding some spinach, mushroom, bell pepper, tomatoes, cabbage, kale, and so on.
Try healthy wraps
Whether you prefer lettuce, tortilla or a collard wrap, veggie wraps are easy and healthy options for meal preps.
Seriously, the sky is the limit here, so you can toss any veggie you want into your wrap, from avocado to cauliflower, to spinach. Check some ideas here.