While the benefits of having plenty of vegetables in your diet are undeniable, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to incorporate vegetables into your everyday eating habits. Even if you aren't a huge fan of vegetables, it is possible to fit them into simple, every day meals. In this article, we will be sharing 3 easy, stress-free ways to fit more veggies into your lifestyle.
1. Swap Noodles for "Zoodles"
Swapping out traditional pasta noodles for "zoodles" - noodles made from zucchini - is one of our favorite ways to sneak more veggies into a meal that would usually involve carb heavy pasta. Not only will you cut carbs, but you will enjoy the benefits of zucchini, which are rich in vitamin A, magnesium and vitamin C. Check out our Zucchini Noodle Bolognese recipe to begin adding more vegetables to your diet.
2. Add Spinach to Smoothies, Omelets & More
Spinach is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables, and it also has a light flavor and is easy to add to virtually anything: from fruit smoothies, to omelets, pasta dishes, veggie tacos and even to baked goods, like gluten free banana bread. Fun fact: when spinach is cooked, the iron content actually increases - which is another incentive to add a handful to your morning eggs or to a savory pasta dish.
3. Take Advantage of the Cauliflower Trend
Recently, cauliflower has been hugely popular as a substitution for rice, gnocchi and even for pizza crust. Cauliflower is very low in carbohydrates but rich in nutrients, so it makes for a great swap and a healthy choice. Riced cauliflower can be made by putting cauliflower into a food processor and blending until it has the consistency of rice. It cooks best in a pan with a little bit of oil, such as avocado or coconut oil, and can be ready to eat within a few minutes of being sautéed over medium heat.