I do not believe in fad diets. If you are looking to make a change towards a healthier lifestyle, I think that it is better and more sustainable to be aware of the food you are eating. You don’t need to take any pills or magic chemicals to become a better version of yourself – just look what mother nature has to offer! That being said, when I am trying to make good choices I always try to put an emphasis on my consumption of fruit and veggies. I create a general rule that each meal should have at least one fruit or vegetable in it. By following the rule, I figure I am bound to get more nutrients and full off of healthy items instead of products that aren’t as good for me. It also puts me in a mindset to make healthier decisions.
So you might be thinking but Kirsti, I hate vegetables. It is highly unlikely that you do not enjoy every single vegetable on this planet. There are THOUSANDS of different veggies to choose from. All you need to do is find what you like and how you like it prepared! Here are some easy (and delicious) ways to sneak more veggies into your meals!
I don’t know about you but spaghetti is a staple in our house. My mom must have been Italian in another life because she loves/makes great spaghetti. Sometimes when I feel like lightening up the meal, I’ll replace 2/3 of my pasta with spiralized zucchini. Spiralizing food is quick, easy and totally in right now. This way means I don’t miss out on any of the delicious flavours and I can still enjoy one of my favourite meals guilt-free!
Smoothies are the key to any fit girl’s soul. All you need to do is take a trip down a fitness Instagram to learn how versatile smoothies can be. Smoothies are a great way to get your veggie fix in the morning. Sneak in some kale or spinach and you’re already miles ahead of the people eating a bagel with cream cheese (me this week). Try a green smoothie but don’t be sad if they turn into the colour of mud like most of mine – they will still be delicious!
This method is not really hiding your veggies but it is probably my favourite way to prepare them. Throw some olive oil and seasoning on almost any veggie before putting them in the oven. Could it get any easier? You can use roasted veggies on sandwiches, in salads or even as a side – the possibilities are endless.
How do you eat your veggies?