Easy and Fun Ways to Introduce Veggies Into Your Diet

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It’s been known for ages that vegetables are good for your body. As an actual omnivore, humans can benefit from both meat products and plants. But for some reason, a big portion of us don’t really appreciate vegetables. Some are even disgusted with plant-based diets! While you don’t really need to go vegan to get all the amazing benefits of vegetables, you should be introducing many more veggies into your diet one way or another. So in this article, I’ll be showing you how to do just that.

 

Make it part of your mornings

Ever heard of quiches and egg frittatas? I’m sure you have! And I’m sure you know that they are absolutely to die for and definitely perfect for breakfast! I am not really an advocate of breakfast as the most important meal of the day, especially with not all of us working on the same regular schedule. But I have to admit that eating a hearty breakfast helps get me energized for the day. And if you are going to introduce vegetables to your breakfast, it makes you feel like you’re starting your day right by getting in some of your 5 a day!

 

Juice it up

If you don’t really like the texture of some vegetables, regardless of how healthy they are, then I suggest you juice ‘em up. You can practically make any kind of smoothie you want from an assortment of vegetables. Mix and match them to make the best and most powerful superfood you could seriously gulp. But this requires a bit of experimenting and you’d probably need some honey for your first time.

Although, if you are uncertain about what veggies to juice together,  just to try which ones you’d prefer first, I suggest you choose from a selection of cold-pressed vegetable juices that are sure to already be tasty and equally healthy.

 

Eat veggies for snacks

No, I’m not telling you to stock up on commercially-made, store-bought, starch-filled veggie chips that are probably in your grocery shelves gathering dust. What you can eat are the ones you could make right at home. If you just search the internet thoroughly enough, you’d find several recipes of amazing veggie chip dishes that even your kids would love.

But chips aren’t just your options. You can munch on carrots, celery, and a few other choice greens with the right preparation. Dunk them in good dips like hummus, cream cheese, and ranch dressing, and I’m sure you’d swear off those junk foods stockpiled in your pantry.

 

Turn them into noodles 

Zoodles, Squoodles, and yes even Poodles. I am not talking about dog names, they’re just fancy words for several types of vegetable noodles made out of zucchini, squash, and parsnip. By making veggie noodles, you’d definitely get the best of both worlds in terms of nutrition and satisfaction. We all know that pasta, which is usually either made out of flour, wheat, or eggs, are jam-packed with calories that could cause us to overeat our calorie intake for the day! So skip the regular pasta and opt for some veggie-based ones that would enhance your healthy dining experience at home.

 

Get used to lettuce wraps

Buns or rice are great to pair with greasy, smoky, and tender meat. But when you’re trying to watch what you eat, lettuce wraps will allow you to gobble up the protein goodness of burgers with something lighter, brighter, and easier on the stomach. Lettuce wraps are now available at almost every fast food joint (that matters) in the world because more and more people are trying to be a lot more mindful of what they put inside their bodies and of course they don’t want to sacrifice social eating.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare amazing lettuce wraps at home! Make awesome dishes for your entire family with lettuce wraps (and add a bit of cheese or their favorite topping) and I am pretty sure no one would complain!

 

Final Thoughts

Vegetables are an integral part of the well-known albeit outdated food pyramid. It’s there for a reason and it’s definitely here to stay. If you want to keep yourself healthy and fit to enjoy all the wonders the world has to offer, then I recommend doing your part and eat some of those healthy greens. With these tips, I’m certain you no longer have any excuse to keep it out of your diet any longer.