You know you’re supposed to eat more vegetables for a balanced diet. But sometimes, it can be a chore to add them to your meals.
Next time, try one of these fun ways to add some more veggies into your life.
1. Add Veggies to Your Omelet
Omelets are one of the best foods to add vegetables and they add some much-needed protein to the mix as well. Try adding spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, or tomatoes to your omelets.
2. Bake It ‘Till You Make It
Baking can make vegetables much tastier than boiling or steaming. Baking concentrates the flavor by reducing the water content and brings out the natural sugars in your veggies.
3. Take Some Time to Prepare
One of the biggest obstacles to eating more vegetables is having to prepare them for each meal. Slicing, dicing, julienning, and grating can be exhausting.
Instead, set yourself up ahead of time. You can prepare several pounds of vegetables in an hour and then you’ll be ready for a whole week.
4. Revisit the Ones You Don’t Like
A lot of us decide we don’t like certain foods when we try them at an early age. But our tastes change as we grow. You may think you hate broccoli or Brussels sprouts, but have you tried them lately?
5. Use Meat to Cheat
A foolproof way to eat more vegetables without compromising is to simply add them to meatballs or hamburger patties. Grate carrots, sweet potato, parsnip, or other root vegetables into ground beef. It will have the added benefit of making your meat a lot more tender and juicier.