5 Ways To Eat More Vegetables
Looking for more creative ideas to add more veggies into your diet? Most of us don’t get enough vegetables in our diet. In fact, 90% of Americans don’t get their minimum recommended 2-3 servings of vegetables a day. For most vegetables, 1 cup is a serving, for green leafy veggies such as salad mix the serving size is usually 2 cups. Vegetables supply a good deal of healthy nutrients to the body; they are a great source of fiber, potassium, foliate in vitamin A.
Here are 5 easy and tasty ways to eat more vegetables:
1. Add vegetables in to your breakfast- Eating produce in the morning can help you maintain a healthy weight as well as kick starts your nutrient intake for the day. Eating breakfast in the morning helps support a healthy BMI so why not throw some veggies in? You can add the vegetable of your choice into your morning egg scramble or into a morning smoothie.
2. Snack on Vegetables -Snacking on vegetables throughout the day will help you fill up in between meals which should help prevent feeling starved for dinner. Eating veggies throughout the day helps to also meet that 1-2 minimum vegetable quota. You can do this by cutting your vegetables up right after you buy them. Examples are cut up celery, peppers, carrots or cucumbers and store in refrigerator.