It's simple, really. Vegetables make up basically the healthiest food group that exists. They're densest in nutrients, lowest in sugar, really high in fiber, and typically really low in calories. I'm as far from being vegan as a dog is from being a chocoholic...but the vegans are onto something! (Note: feel free to ask me why I'm not a vegan and why I'm also still friends with them.)
But eating vegetables is hard.
So here's how I do it:
-I dislike wasting groceries, so I buy lots of pretty, beautiful vegetables even when I'm not in the mood just so they're in the fridge. Shopping for veg is the best! It's almost as pretty as shopping for flowers.
-I prep snacking veggies at the beginning of the week (Ever had a cucumber stick? Way more fun than a cucumber circle.).
-I eat lots of loaded salads. Toppings are the best! (Pictured here is my Red and Green Christmas Salad)
-I incorporate veggies into one-pot wonders like soups, chilis, or whole grain veggies dishes.
-And when all else fails, I hide them in smoothies. Hello, spinach.
What's your favorite vegetable? (Maybe if we're super affirming of them, we'll actually indulge this week...) If you comment, I'll send you a fab salad recipe. For real! Try it!