Fruit and veggies are rich in vitamins, beautifying minerals, antioxidants and fibre and eating a diet that’s abundant in fruit and vegetables is vital for weight loss, glowing skin and even preventing certain diseases. Click here to check out the benefits of eating a high fibre diet.
I know this sounds obvious but the only way to reap the benefits of fruit and vegetables is to eat them.
And not just to eat them now and again but to eat them on a daily basis. That way they’re part of your diet and this will ensure you continuously reaping all the benefits they provide.
Now, including fruit in your diet is pretty easy because 1.Fruit comes ready to eat… There’s no need to cook it and it requires minimal preparation. Basically, wash, cut up (if you must) and… that’s it! Talk about fast food hey!
And 2.It tastes delicious! I mean who doesn’t love some sweet, juicy fruit? Yum!
But including vegetables in your diet, on the other hand, can be a struggle because; well veggies are not that exciting are they? Let’s just be real… A lot of them taste bland, boring and even bitter!
Luckily here are 5 clever ways to sneak vegetables into your diet so you get all the benefits veggies provide without sacrificing your taste buds.
1.Drink A Green Smoothie Everyday
Everybody should be drinking green smoothies! Drinking a green smoothie every day is hands down the quickest and easiest way to sneak leafy green vegetables in your diet.
And trust me you don’t want to miss out on the benefits of leafy greens! Click here to read about the top 10 leafy greens to include in your diet and their benefits.
The best thing about green smoothies is that the fruit masks the taste of the leafy greens. So basically you don’t taste the greens and you still get the benefits the greens provide! Genius right?!
The easiest way to ensure you drink a green smoothie every day is by replacing one of your meals with a green smoothie.
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2.Eat a Nourish Bowl On a Regular Basis
Nourish bowls are made up of high nutrient ingredients served in a bowl and contain a balance of quality carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats as well as a variety of vegetables.
The great thing about nourish bowls is that they’re versatile because there’re so many different ingredients to mix and match to create delicious healthy bowls so you’ll never get bored of eating them.
And because they contain all sorts of different vegetables it’s a win-win! You get to eating delicious, healthy foods and a variety of vegetables at the same time.
4.Always Serve a Side Of Salad Or Steamed Veggies With Your Meals
When you make savoury dishes always serve them with a side dish of either a salad or steamed vegetables.
Choose vegetables you like and keep it really simple. My go-to salad that I make as a side dish is lettuce, tomato and cucumber drizzled with lemon juice and my go-to veggies side dish is steamed broccoli, carrots and peas.
Serving non-starchy veggies as a side dish to your meals gets you into the habit of including vegetables into our diet without much effort, especially if you choose simple ingredients.
4.Snack On Veggie Sticks With Healthy Dips
If you like to snack between meals opt for veggie sticks with healthy dips. Cut up non-starchy veggies such as celery, cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers and eat them with a healthy dip of your choices such as hummus or an avocado dip.
Veggies sticks and dips are quick to prepare and you can even prep them ahead of time and store them in the fridge for when you want a quick, healthy snack.
5.Supplement Your Diet With Green Juice
I rarely talk about green juice because I much prefer green smoothies as they’re quicker to make (juicing can be such a chore!) so they’re much easier to incorporate in your day to day life.
But nevertheless, green juice also has incredible health benefits and can be apart of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
The best way to include green juice in your diet is to use it as a supplement. So follow a healthy diet that is made up of predominantly whole plant foods and drink green juice either first thing when you wake up before you eat your breakfast or in-between meals throughout the day.
So there’re the 5 ways to incorporate more veggies into your diet. I Hope you find these tips helpful and don’t forget to sign up for the 7 Day Green Smoothie E-course if you haven’t already.