"I can’t eat vegetables … I don’t like any of them."
That’s what one of our clients recently told us.
None. She said she doesn’t like ANY of them … can’t stomach them.
To be honest, she’s not far off from the rest of the population. A recent study showed just 25% of the population at the absolute minimum recommendation of 3 servings daily.
I’ll admit that eating veggies regularly DOES take a little more thought and prep than many other foods, including fruit. But you tell me — is a few more minutes of prep time worth:
- Hitting your weight loss goals
- Slashing your risk of cancer
- Decreasing the risk of getting sick
- And the list goes on…
So here are 5 insanely easy ways to eat more …
- Try spaghetti squash in place of spaghetti — slice it in half, roast in flesh side down for about 45 minutes on 350, or until tender. Take it out, remove the squash with a fork, which looks just like spaghetti strands, top with your favorite sauce and voila.
- Add veggies to an omelet — it’s an easy way to up your intake — start your day on the right foot. Check out our healthiest breakfast in the world video to see how we get about 7 servings in that meal alone!
- Replace 1 meal per day with a large salad (and add lean protein to it and a handful of nuts, like almonds)
- Replace 1 current snack with veggies with hummus
- Make veggies the base of your meals — if you have pasta, fill a bowl with veggies first and add pasta to the top. Same with stir fry or even the omelet recipe in #2. This way you have more veggies than the other part of the meal.
And, for those who say "they don’t like any veggies," I think it means what you’re used to hasn’t been good. Maybe canned veggies which are loaded with sodium and little flavor. Try branching out and eating ones that are a bit more unique.
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