Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day! To celebrate, I’m sharing with you 7 ways to eat more vegetables. It’s easier than you think and these tips are perfect for anyone who wants to stay healthy even when they’re busy! Keep reading for my best tips for getting those veggies in on the daily…
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1. VEGGIES FOR BREAKFAST
Eating vegetables first thing in the morning is a great way to start your day. If you’re having eggs or an omelette you can easily add in some vegetables.
A great tip for making this even easier is to save your leftover vegetables from the night before and add them into your breakfast. This will save you time, get you to eat more vegetables, and use up your leftovers!
Below are some of my favorite breakfast kitchen essentials. We always cook with a cast iron skillet and I love our wooden spatula. Also, don’t forget your coffee – Love french press!
Breakfast Kitchen Essentials
2. SNACK ON YOUR VEGETABLES
It’s easy to grab a bag of chips when you’re ready for snack but it’s better for you to snack on vegetables. The reason chips are so easy is because they’re ready but vegetables can be easy too.
To make your vegetables easy to snack on, cut them ahead of time and put them in a container in the refrigerator. Also, have some healthy dips on hand like organic ranch and hummus to dip them in. My kids go crazy for this snack and it definitely gets them to eat more vegetables!
Make sure you have a good knife and cutting board on hand. We use glass food storage containers to keep sliced veggies fresh in the refrigerator like the ones below!
Vegetable Prep Essentials
3. POWDERED GREENS
As a busy mom, I’m always running around feeding someone else and it’s easy to forget to take care of myself. That’s why I absolutely LOVE powdered greens.
I mix them in with milk or apple juice in a shaker bottle for a quick and easy drink. Then I know however busy I get, at least I got in a serving of vegetables!
Shop my favorite powdered greens below. ⬇
4. LEFTOVERS SALAD
A perfect way to get in some lettuce for lunch is to make a leftovers salad. All you have to do it take your leftovers from the night before and add them onto a bed of lettuce.
Then top it with your favorite healthy dressing and some cheese and you’re good to go! It’s quick and easy and you’re eating more vegetables!
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5. VEGETABLE NOODLES
Lighten up your dinner by swapping vegetable noodles for traditional spaghetti noddles. You can make your own using a veggie pasta maker like the one below. ⬇
You can also buy a spaghetti squash which can be baked and scrapped out. It comes out just like noodles and once you put your sauce and toppings on it, you won’t even realize you’re not eating traditional noddles!
6. SMOOTHIES AND JUICE
We all love smoothies and juice right? If you’re at home, try blending frozen greens with some fruit and milk or yogurt. It’s quick, easy, and tastes amazing!
If you have a juicer you can experiment with a bunch of vegetable juice blends. If you’re on the go, there are so many organic cold pressed juices available at stores these days to keep you hydrated and getting your vegetables in!
Below are some essentials for juicing and smoothie making. We love using stainless steel straws for our smoothies and juice.
Smoothie & Juicing Essentials
7. VEGETABLES IN DESSERTS
I LOVE baking with vegetables. When my first child turned one year old, I made him chocolate zucchini cupcakes. Everyone at his party couldn’t believe they had zucchini in them!
There are also many recipes online for muffins and breads with vegetables in them. You’ll never even know you’re eating vegetables and kids love them!
You’ll need a good vegetable grater to get the veggies nice and small to hide in muffins, breads, or cupcakes. I love making muffins and cupcakes in silicone liners like the ones below.
Baking With Veggies Essentials
I hope you enjoyed these tips to help you eat more vegetables. Tell me in the comments what your favorite way to get your vegetables in is!
Happy National Eat Your Vegetables Day!