We all know eating vegetables are key to living a healthy life, but sometimes we skimp on the veggies just because of convenience or lack of planning. Get creative with your meals and plan some greens into your life with these easy tips!
VEGGIE-BOOST YOUR BREAKFAST
Having eggs, yoghurt or croissants for breakfasts is delicious, but doesn’t provide a lot of fibre. Grate some veggies like carrot into oatmeal to boost your vitamin and fibre intake and keep your digestion moving smoothly. Have you heard of carrot cake oatmeal? (yes, that’s a thing!) If you haven’t, you’re missing out! Google a recipe near you to experience breakfast heaven.
Smoothie bowls have been all over our Instagram feeds for the past few years, but we’re not sick of them yet! They are pretty, they taste good and they provide us with a super simple way to sneak in lots of veggies without compromising on flavour. Try combining some mild-tasting veggies like cauliflower, sweet potato, spinach or kale with sweeter fruits like mango, banana or berries.
SWEET OR SAVOURY MUFFINS
Get creative with baking! Why not try some delicious chocolate beet muffins? Beets are super healthy and give muffins a lovely pinkish colour, and mixed with chocolate it becomes the perfect, guilt-free treat. If you’re not into sweets, give savoury veggie muffins a go. Mix zucchini, spinach or tomato with some feta cheese, basil or olives for some nutrient-dense Mediterranean style muffins.
WRAP IT IN GREENS
A super simple way to healthify your meals is to substitute bread with cabbage- or lettuce leaves. For example, taco shells, burger buns or tortilla wraps can easily be swapped for a greener version. With all the sauces and great toppings, you won’t be able to taste the difference – and you’ll feel a lot lighter than if you would have eaten a gluten-laden meal.
OODLES OF COURGETTI
Except being a very fun word to say, courgetti (courgette spaghetti!) are another great low-carb way of filling in the green blanks on your plate. Now, we’re not saying that you should forget about carbonara, (pasta will always have a place in our hearts!) but having courgetti instead of spaghetti packs a vitamin punch that carbonara can’t live up to. Use a spiralizer to create courgette spaghetti to use in “Courgetti” Bolognese, Pad Thai or even salads.