Thursday, January 16, 2014

Having Trouble Getting More Vegetables And Fruits Into Your Diet?

Are you one of those on the go people who is always saying you can't get enough vegetables in your diet when you are told how important veggies are? If that's you or if you just aren't very fond of vegetables, give this a try. Make yourself a promise to add a vegetable to your food at least once a day for at least 5 days a week.  Below are some suggestions to help you get more nutritional plant foods into your diet:

  • Having a plate of spaghetti? Add some steamed broccoli.
  • Opening a can of soup? Grab a handful of frozen peas or carrots and drop them in the soup before cooking.
  • Having chicken and dumplings? Add some sliced celery or chopped onion.
  • Having a sandwich? Skip the fattening mayo and add a lettuce slice or shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, thin slices of onion, bean sprouts, sliced fresh mushrooms, etc.
  • Add some fresh berries to oatmeal, cold cereal, salads, yogurts, etc.
  • Keep carrot sticks and celery sticks cleaned, cut, and ready in your refrigerator in ziptop bags or small sealable containers. Reach for these instead of candy or cookies when you need a snack.  Keep some tasty hummus on hand to use as a dip for these veggies.
You can do it and your body (and your weight, by-the-way!) will thank you by working more efficiently for you.

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