Amid all the crazy fad diets and intense meal plans that come into trend and are just as quickly forgotten about, there’s one single rule to healthy eating that remains: Eat more vegetables. We all know that vegetables are good for us, but that doesn’t mean that we like them, or that we eat enough of them. Here are some simple tips to help you incorporate more vegetables into your day.
Prepare a snack
Snack on vegetables before you snack on anything else. You can make this easier to do by having chopped up vegetables ready to go. Think easy to snack on sticks such as cucumber, carrot, celery or capsicum. Leave them in a container in your fridge or take them to work with you.
It’s OK To Buy Frozen
It can be stressful purchasing fresh vegetables: You don’t want to waste them, and pre-planning meals takes a lot of organisation. If you’re scared of having forgotten vegetables go rotten in your fridge, or if you constantly forget what you need and end up without any vegetables at all, then frozen vegetables are a great option. Keep a bag in your freezer for times when you run out of fresh produce, or you end up cooking a meal you didn’t plan for. Frozen vegetables are no worse for you than fresh, and they can be a lot more convenient.
While many might turn their nose up at a kale smoothie, it isn’t as grim as it sounds. There’s lots of recipes available online that incorporate vegetables into smoothies in a way that won’t offend your tastebuds. Try spinach, pumpkin, zucchini or beetroot in your morning smoothie and get one of your five a day before you leave the house.