5 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables Every Day

Unless you are vegetarian, chances are you’re not eating enough vegetables every day. Most of us tend to stick to one or two staple vegetables and skip over the entire produce section in the grocery store.
Vegetables are the only source of some essential vitamins and minerals. If you need help adding, more vegetables to your daily diet take a look at these five steps to eat more veggies every day.
Keep it Colorful
If you’re not sure where to start, start eating vegetables by tasting the rainbow. BBC recommends you eat vegetables of all different colors. The coloring in the plants is what gives them some of their nutrition. The color chemicals are known as phytochemicals. Science still doesn’t know how to re-create some of these compounds.
If you want to start incorporating more vegetables into your diet, start by choosing a different color vegetable every day of the week. This is going to make sure that you get a wide variety of tastes and nutrients. If you keep the flavors of your diet creative, chances are you’re going to burn out less often than you would eating the same vegetable every day.
Prep Your Week
Shape magazine tells us how easy it is to eat healthy when we prep vegetables ahead of time. It’s important to have vegetables on hand that are ready to throw into recipes. If I’m making eggs in the morning, I’m a lot more likely to add vegetables that are already chopped up and ready to go. If it’s early morning and I have to spend 20 minutes chopping vegetables to add to an omelet I’m not going to do it, chances are you won’t either.
If you don’t like chopping vegetables, buy pre-chopped veggies at your grocery store. Having staples like onions, peppers, broccoli, and squash all ready to go for your recipes makes sure you’re actually going to include them.
Double Down
Doubling up vegetables in our recipes is another great way that Shape magazine recommends to get more veggie power in our diets. Most stews, stir-fries, and omelets call for vegetables. Some of us add just the right number of veggies that the recipe calls for. Others skip the vegetables altogether.
One of the easiest ways to add vegetables to your diet is to double up on the veggies in the recipe.
The chances are that adding more vegetables to a stew, chili, or stir-fry is not going to change the flavor profile of the dish. This is an easy way to double the amount of vegetables that you’re getting every day.
Sneaky Chef
Cooking Light opts for a subtle approach by sneaking in veggies into already healthy recipes. One of my favorite recipes is for crockpot meatballs. I have learned that mixing vegetables into the meatballs adds a ton of flavor and gives me added nutrition.
One of the easiest ways to mince vegetables to add into other foods is with a food processor. A food processor allows you to get a fine chop on your vegetables so that you don’t even taste them in the recipe.
Spice it Up
Salsa does not have to be hot. Eating Well tells us to stock up on these vegetable combinations and top our favorite foods with different salsas to add more nutrition.
Typically, when we think about traditional Mexican salsa, we consider a tomato, onion, and jalapeno mixture but salsa does not have to be just tomatoes onions and jalapeno.
You can get really creative with different salsas and chutneys. These various flavors go great when you top a protein, add them to a salad, add them to an omelet, or add them to just about anything.
You can get a ton of vegetables in your food by adding salsa or chutney to your dish.
As you can see, it’s easy to add vegetables into your daily diet without sitting down to a big plate of steaming broccoli. Most of us don’t like plain old vegetables so following these methods to add veggies to our diets is a great boost to our nutrition.\\\"\\\"

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