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Getting More Veggies in Your Diet: 5 Tips

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By: KURU Footwear
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We all know that getting more veggies is good for us, but how do we do it? Follow our five simple tips to getting more veggies in your diet.

Key Takeaways

  • Putting vegetables in a visible place in the fridge, trying new and old vegetables, and keeping frozen vegetables on hand are some simple ways to add more vegetables to your diet.
  • Green smoothies can be a delicious way to add vegetables to your diet, but it’s important to follow a recipe to get the right balance of flavors.
  • Pairing a healthy eating plan with an exercise plan can improve overall health and KURU shoes with KURUSOLE technology can help keep you moving and free from foot pain.

Vegetables have all kinds of benefits. They are loaded with nutrients that can help with mood control and hormone balance. Vegetables are also loaded with fiber which helps with digestion. It has been well documented that people who eat more vegetables are more likely to maintain more healthy weights. Some people like to go to great lengths to find ways to sneak vegetables into their diets.

There are entire cookbooks dedicated to adding pureed vegetables to brownies and cookies. We understand that keeping quantities of pureed vegetables may not be simple or practical for most families, so here are a few ideas that are a little simpler.

1. Get Your Vegetables Out of the Vegetable Crisper

The vegetable crisper is a great idea in theory. It is a place in the fridge where you can put your vegetables to stay fresh longer. In practice, the vegetable crisper is often where vegetables go to die. How often have you bought beautiful produce with plans to eat it throughout the week only to open the crisper two weeks later to find a moldy mess? It happens to the best of us.

One of the best ways to get more vegetables in your diet is to put them in a place where you see them. If you open your fridge to see what you have to prepare for dinner, you are much more likely to pick vegetables if those beauties are sitting right in front of you and not hiding in a drawer at the bottom of the fridge. The crisper does not have to be wasted space—it makes a great place for food that does not go bad quickly, like cheese, yogurt, and even eggs.

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2. Try Something New

As people eat more and more vegetables, more exotic vegetables are becoming available. If you see a vegetable at the market that you have never heard of before, give it a try. YouTube can teach you anything you need to know about preparing it. You might hate it, but you might find that you love it.

3. Try Something Old

When you were a kid could you spend all day eating carrot sticks and ranch? Try it again. Some of us think that adults do not get to enjoy vegetables, but they do. When I was a kid, when my mom felt decadent, she would make asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Hollandaise sauce is incredibly indulgent, but I would like to point out that in this scenario, we thought that vegetables were a delicious, indulgent treat, and we begged for seconds. Do not be afraid to splurge a little; after all, you are splurging on something good for yourself.

4. Drink Your Vegetables

It has never been easier to make what are called “green smoothies.” Green smoothies are delicious smoothies with the added benefit of veggies. It is tempting to think that just throwing a handful of kale into any old smoothie will taste good, but the making of green smoothies has a little bit more science to it, so we suggest that the first few times you make one, you use an actual recipe. After you get the hang of it, you can branch out a little, but at least start with a recipe.

5. Keep them Frozen

In the modern vegetable craze, frozen vegetables are not cool. The only vegetables that people think are acceptable are local and in season. Fresh, local vegetables taste delicious and support the local economy. But you know what works just as well at 5:30 when you are starving, and your kids are going crazy? A bag of frozen broccoli. Not all of us have the time or capacity to prepare stellar vegetable dishes every night, and frozen veggies that people eat are much preferable to the ones that they did not get around to preparing at all.

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