Getting enough veggies into your diet isn’t always easy. It can seem impossible to get to that five to nine servings of fruits and veggies per day, especially if you aren’t a big fan of vegetables, or if you simply don’t have that much time to meal prep each day.
However, the good news is that there are easy ways to get more vegetables added to your diet. We’re sharing five sneaky ways to add them into every meal to help you easily hit that five to nine servings per day.
5 Sneaky Ways to Add More Vegetables Into Each Meal
#1 Start Your Day With a Smoothie: Consider starting your day with a smoothie. Smoothies are a great place to sneak in veggies. You can add a few handfuls of dark leafy greens, and easily pack in two or three servings of veggies before your day even gets started. You can supercharge your smoothie even more by adding one of Dr. Vim’s Magnificent Mushroom Blends for an added boost.
#2 Make Cauliflower Rice: Try swapping regular rice with cauliflower rice. It’s an easy way to boost your veggie intake, and you can add different spices like garlic and onion for an added flavor boost.
#3 Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust: Cauliflower also makes such a delicious and easy pizza crust. Try using cauliflower as your crust instead of flour to not only pack in an added serving or two of veggies into your meal but to also add some fiber. These are two things you wouldn’t get from regular old pizza crust!
#4 Make Veggies Your Go-to Toppings: While on the topic of pizza, try using veggies as your pizza toppings. With cauliflower crust and veggies as your toppings (think bell peppers, broccoli, onion), you can easily add in at least three servings of veggies into one meal, and turn pizza Friday into one of the healthiest meals of the week!
#5 Add Kale to Tacos: If you’re a big taco fan, why not add some chopped kale to the mix? Whether you enjoy turkey tacos, or vegetarian lentil or quinoa-based tacos, adding some dark leafy greens can add an extra serving of veggies to your favorite taco recipe.
The Bottom Line
Getting enough veggies into our diet is important for fighting off inflammation, reducing our disease risk, and just keeping us as healthy as possible. While it may seem challenging to get five to nine servings of fruits and veggies per day, using these hacks can help you reach that mark a little easier.
Consider trying one or two of these tips this week to bulk up your veggie intake.