Who actually has a harder time eating their veggies? You or the kids? We see you and we hear you. It can be hard to get in your daily servings of vegetables EACH AND EVERY day. Although important and something you should prioritize, it doesn’t have to feel like a chore. If you are someone that really does not enjoy vegetables and wants to get better at eating them, then if you hate veggies try these instead.
Green veggies can pack quite the punch, so try sticking to adding those to your diet first. We know, we know… it is certainly difficult to eat something if you’re not really into them, but we promise, it’s worth your while. And guess what? Most people don’t eat enough leafy greens too, so you are in good company. The truth is, you should be eating two to three cups a day of leafy greens, but hey if you are at ground zero, then we suggest trying to incorporate at least one cup a day to start.
Hate Veggies? Try These Instead.
Start by grabbing a bag of leafy greens at the store that offers a variety. Like kale, spinach, arugula, mustard greens, and swiss chard.
We suggest these greens because they are:
- Packed with a ton of antioxidants and protect against free-radical damage.
- Provides your vitamin A needs.
- Good source of folate, vitamin K, and magnesium.
- Provides fiber for optimal digestion
- And 3 grams of protein per serving (and that’s not nothing)!
But we know what you are thinking, “You expect me to go grab a bag of greens and start chowing down?” Well, not quite. There are a lot of sneaky ways you can include these greens in a meal. For example, throw veggies into a protein smoothie–you will never know they are there, or include them in your favorite egg cup recipe, or hide them in a soup, or just make the best salad ever–with all of your favorite toppings. Just because you should be eating more veggies doesn’t mean you need to chomp on them like you are a rabbit.
And when in doubt, throw a sweet potato in the oven. It is like nature’s candy.
Share with us below ways you sneak veggies into your meal.