Eating vegetables every day can be a challenge. I know. As a 20-something blogger on a budget, it’s even more difficult to pick out vegetables at the market that I don’t always want to eat. So today, I’m sharing five ways small ways to incorporate more veggies into your diet without hating it.
Pro tip: Add herbs, spices, and hot sauce to your vegetables and you’ll never get bored.
1. Veggies on your pizza. Yes, I said it. And it totally counts (at least in my book). Just look at me scarfing down a veggie slice in the upper left-hand picture. Next time you are at a pizza parlor with your bests late at night, ask for the veggie pizza slice. Also, ask for a salad. Chicken caesar salad pizza slice counts (sometimes). You will not regret this decision.
2. Eat at least one vegetable on the side of your balanced meal. Admire the picture to the right of me eating pizza- this includes salmon, brown rice, and bok choy. Substitute the bok choy for brussels sprouts and you’ve got yourself another well-balanced meal.
3. Vegetables and protein for lunch. Try out this quinoa stuffed peppers recipe. Didn’t have time to pack lunch? Suck it up and get a salad with PROTEIN. My Chop’t salad had grilled chicken and an egg because salad just ain’t gonna do it until dinner at 6 pm.
4. Toss extra greens on your eggs. Add spinach, kale, peppers, onion… etc for a satisfying and healthy breakfast that will keep you full until lunch. Check out, 3 quick & easy breakfast recipes.
5. Add vegetables to your brown rice. I guess we can just call this the infamous vegetable fried rice. By adding more veggies, you’re increasing the amount of vitamins, fiber, and flavors in your meal!
How do you incorporate more veggies into your day? Share your tips with me! Also, don’t forget to follow me on Facebook for daily posts and inspiration!