Even when you know exactly how much vegetables you need to eat, it can be a struggle to maintain that level of consumption due to the often demanding and fast-paced nature of life.
In order to deal with this, we recommend resorting to the 1-2-3 method. This strategy involves eating 1 serving with breakfast, 2 servings with lunch, and 3 servings with dinner/snacks.
By doing this, you can incorporate not only 5, but 6 servings of vegetables over the course of your day.
Here are some ideas for how to add veggies to every meal.
Add some color and flavor to your morning omelet with a collection of veggies such as onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and colored peppers.
The main provider of veggies in your lunch should be the salad. It should consist of a minimum of 3 cups of leafy greens with chopped-up veggies such as tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and peppers mixed in as well.
You can also boost the vegetable content of your lunch by preparing a side dish of vegetable soup, or by incorporating veggies into your sandwich if you’re having one.
When you’re making dinner after a long day, you’re going to want quick, easy ways to get those veggies into the meal.
Frozen and canned vegetables are highly useful in this situation, as adding them to meals is as simple as emptying them into a plate and sticking them into the oven or microwave.
You can supplement your dinner veggie consumption by adding additional vegetables to pasta sauces and casseroles.