5 EASY Ways to get your Veggies in
It is so easy to skip the vegetables when making your meals. Eating steamed or plain veggies gets old, FAST but they are so important to include in your diet. Vegetables not only play a significant role in burning fat, but add a significant amount of important fiber and can reduce your chances of getting heart disease, diabetes, or even cancer.
Adding spinach to your meals pumps up the volume so you feel like you’re getting more. Try adding it to your stews, soups, casseroles, or sandwiches.
Rather than topping your meats (fish, turkey, chicken, or steak) with sauce, consider using sautéed vegetables. They’ll add plenty of yummy flavor to your meal while still sticking to your macros!
Extra healthy greens such as kale, spinach, & arugula are almost tasteless when mixed with berries, apples, carrots and/or protein powder. For an extra healthy breakfast smoothie, add chia seeds (packed full of omega-3s) and Greek yogurt!
As much as I love pasta and cheesy mashed potatoes, sometimes I like to switch it up. Spaghetti squash, eggplant, and zucchini can be used with pasta sauces and cheese… and taste delicious! Also, you can try mixing up your potato mash with something like broccoli or sautéed peppers. You’ll get your carbs with a side of disease-fighting antioxidants!
That’s right. I said it. Everyone already knows that you can put veggies ON your pizza… but I am talking about making the crust out of veggies! Cauliflower crust with all your usual toppings tastes so good, and you don’t even realize you are getting a full portion of veggies! You have to put in a little more time and patience with this kind of recipe, and practice definitely makes perfect, but once you master squeezing all the water out of your cauliflower rice, it makes the perfect crust!
Below, I have included one of my very own recipes. This beef burrito I topped with homemade mango salsa. It is a great example of topping protein with veggies (and fruit)!\r\n