How to start eating more vegetables. Yeah, I know you say you already eat them. But do you really? I mean really? I mean, do you eat them as a snack, a side dish, or the main dish? You see, most people have a problem with vegetables. They don’t know how to cook them, they don’t know what kinds of vegetables to eat, they don’t know how to flavor them, until you have been here. Read on to learn more.
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Why should I eat more Vegetables?
Not going into too many details and scientific proof today, because each vegetable probably deserves its own article. And since this space is about weight loss, the first of I will go with this advantage of eating vegetables. Besides fasting or starvation, the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to eat a healthy diet that is full of essential nutrition and high in fiber. Vegetables, unprocessed whole grains, and fruits contain naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as Peach, Pear, Plum, Apples, Broccoli, Spinach, Asparagus, Kale, Carrots, Cabbage. Most vegetables are high in fiber and low in calories, so they fill you up without adding excess calories.
You can also read some scientific information here about the benefits of vegetables – Did you know eating Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts helps prevent Cancer? , Health Benefits of Spinach and Health Benefits of Olives.
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Ok. Ok. I get the point. I need to eat more vegetables.
How do I start eating more vegetables?
You can try out these following ways, in any order. Do not just read this post and then not take action. The only way for you to know if this works is to actually try it out.
Roast The Vegetables
Toss up the vegetables in a small amount of oil and herbs of your choice. Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Cabbage, Onion, Tomatoes, Carrots, Zucchini – Really choices are endless. You can roast any vegetables. Dress them up with Sumac, or Mustard, or Lemon Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, or just plain Salt and Pepper. Find a sheet pan or a large pyrex pan. Spread in a single layer. Roast at 450F for 25-30 minutes. Check in between to stir. And done. If roasting in an air fryer, it should take about 10-12 minutes at 360F.
Steam The Vegetables
- If you do not have this Steamer Pot; Get this versatile collapsible Steamer basket. For under $10 you will be steaming vegetables like a gourmet chef.
- Steaming Vegetables is Super Simple. The idea is that the vegetables should not touch the water, and cook only in the steam. When you steam the vegetables right, they retain all of the nutrition as well as a beautiful bright color.
- Fill the Pot with about 1 cup of water. Put all of the vegetables on the Steamer Insert. Put the Steamer Insert inside the large pot. Heat the pot on high heat. Steam for Only 4-5 minutes. Take vegetables out of the inner pot. Let rest. Sprinkle Salt and Pepper and eat with a side of proteins or by itself.
Dip the Vegetables
There are so many delicious dips you can dip the veggies in. Guacamole, Salsa, Tzatziki, Hummus, Spinach/Artichoke dip, Crab dips. While you are here definitely try out this Easiest Guacamole Recipe You will ever make.
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Contd.. How do I start eating more vegetables?
Curry the vegetables.
If you make this Brown Curry Sauce you can pretty much add any vegetable to it, cook for a few minutes and eat the vegetable with a side of quinoa or inside a wrap. Such as this Curried Cauliflower Recipe aka Aloo Gobhi or this Green Beans In Brown Curry Sauce.
Stirfry the vegetables
Similar to the soups, chop any vegetables, add garlic and ginger and other spices and stir fry them. Such as this Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe with Fat Burning Spices or this Steamed/Sauteed/Stir Fry Green Beans and Broccoli.
Not in the mood for spices, then try this Easy Baby Bok Choy and Red Cabbage Recipe, and Bok Choy Recipe with Garlic, Pepper, and Hoisin Sauce. recipes.
Well. There you have it. My challenge to you is to challenge yourself and try these methods one at a time. And do not overcomplicate it. Any vegetable will do. Even the Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes will steam, and roast and curry and soup as well, and taste better home-made.
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Help yourself to these corny vegetable jokes for the day if you want to feed your kids more vegetables.
We do not have any vegetable jokes yet. So if you find any Lettuce know.
Great. He cut himself, so now we are all going to start crying.
How do you fix a cracked pumpkin? In a pumpkin patch.
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