If you are a regular reader around here, you know that I am passionate about healthy eating and I enjoy eating a vegetarian diet. Many of my readers have asked me for tips on how to add more plant based meals to their diets and how to get their families to eat more vegetables. Believe me, I struggle with this within my own family as well. Over the years, I have devised a few ways to
trick your family to successfully add more vegetables to your diet.
How to add more vegetable to your diet
Start first thing
Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to get at least one serving of vegetables into your day. Spinach, red pepper and tomatoes to name a few are perfect additions to omelets and egg muffins and frittatas. You won’t even realize that you are getting in your first serving of veggies. Avocado toast lover? Add some arugula and tomatoes on top and you are on your way.
Snack on the rainbow
If I cut up carrots, celery and cucumbers and put them in the fridge, I will definitely snack on them. They are perfect dipped in some hummus, cream cheese, salad dressing or peanut butter. Portable and ready to go. Otherwise, I am more apt to just grab some empty carbs like pretzels.
It’s really fairly easy to add in veggies to your family’s favorite meals. Making spaghetti bolognese? Add in some mushrooms or peppers to your sauce. Anything goes in stir fry meals and they are a perfect way to clean out the fridge at the end of the week. Making burgers? A little veggie slaw on the side is a yummy accompaniment.
Taco, Burritos or enchilada fans at your house? Peppers, onions and even diced zucchini are fabulous additions to any Mexican meals. Chances are your family won’t even notice and might even enjoy the new additions.
Baked goods are a fan favorite with my kids. My son never realized that I added zucchini to his muffins but he sure did enjoy them.
These are some of the tips and tricks I try to implement at our house. Some work better than others but they are certainly worth a try to add more vegetables to your diet.
Tell me-How do you get your family to add more vegetables to their diet?
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