June 17, 2021

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on How To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on How To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

I don't know about you but eating vegetables can be hard. So today I am going to go over how to eat more fruits and vegetables. I will also provide practical tips and tricks that anyone can follow as well.

 

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 How Can I Eat More Vegetables?

Here are some different ways to eat more vegetables.

  • Make vegetable soup for dinner and make enough for some leftovers

  • Blend some frozen vegetables up in a smoothie

  • Heat canned vegetables on the stove

  • Create a veggie omelet

  • Make a veggie salad

  • Make extra vegetables as a side dish

How To Incorporate More Veggies?

To incorporate more vegetables into your lifestyle you need to try out different vegetables. Furthermore, if you are anything like me I am not the kind of person who can just eat raw veggies as a snack.

 

What I like to do with my leafy greens is sauteed them with a little olive oil and garlic. If that is not your thing you can also try grilling some vegetables. I also like to add frozen fruit and veg in my Shakeology smoothies.

 

If you can't afford fresh vegetables don't worry about it, frozen vegetables keep their nutrients longer.

 

 How To Make Vegetables Taste Good But Healthy

How To Make Vegetables Taste Good But Healthy?

There are many ways to make vegetables taste good like:

  • Grill some chopped vegetable

  • Cook them in some olive oil and garlic

  • Add some vegetables in some cottage cheese

  • Cook raw vegetables until they become soft

  • Add some avocado to your veggie dish

  • Roast some veggies like baby carrots

  • Find some recipes that include adding vegetables to a pasta sauce

  • Grate vegetables and turn them into a pasta

  • Make zucchini noodles

  • Add some peanut butter to some flavor

  • Make a sweet potato casserole with fewer calories

  • Add vegetables to a tomato sauce

  • Make stuffed bell pepper

  • Cook lemon garlic brussels sprouts

 

How Many Servings Of Fruits and Veggies Do I Need To Eat Per Day?

According to the CDC, only 1 in 10 adults get their recommended fruit and vegetable intake. Adults should at least eat 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups of fruit per day and 2 to 3 cups of veggies. Remember this also depends on your age and gender.

How Many Servings Of Vegetables Per Day For A Teenager?

According to Verywellfit this is how many vegetables you should eat every day. What I really like about their article is that it goes age by age.

How To Get Toddler To Eat More Veggies?

Toddlers can be tricky when trying to get them to eat more veggies. If I was cooking for my child if I had one I would start by:

  • I would try making a stew so that the veggies get very soft and mushy.

  • incorporating veggies into a casserole so that they do not notice it.

  • Next, I would make the vegetables look appealing to them in some kind of fun way.

  • Perhaps I would also make up a game for them to eat their veggies.

  • I would also try to add a different kind of spice so it would taste good.

  • Another way I would try to get my kid to eat veggies would be adding veggies to a different sauce each time.

  • I would also try to add vegetables to their favorite food.

 

What Not To Do When Your Kid Does Not Want To Eat Fruits & Vegetables

What Not To Do When Your Kid Does Not Want To Eat Fruits & Vegetables?

Fruits and veggies are important for all of our bodies and not just for kids. When it comes to getting your kids to eat veggies you should not do:

  1. yell at them.

  2. take away their toys.

  3. take away TV time.

  4. Never force them to eat vegetables.

  5. Do not ground them and send them to their rooms.

  6. Do not expect them to eat veggies if you do not eat them yourself.

  7. Don't be angry with them.

  8. Do not expect them to eat a vegetable that they are not fond of.

  9. Do not make them sit at the table all night until they eat their veggies.

  10. Do not start with steamed vegetables unless they like them steamed.

 

You should not do any of those things that I mentioned above that if you do, because your kid will grow up hating vegetables. I know that for a fact because I hated vegetables when I was growing up.

 

I am not going to play the blame game because no one wins at that game. But I remember my parents wanted my brother and I to eat broccoli with our meal. We both hated broccoli and the worse part about it was steamed.

 

I remember I was not able to leave the table until I finished the broccoli. Fast forward to now. I started picking out my own favorite colorful fruit and vegetables.

 

I like lettuce, zucchini, baby carrots, spinach, starchy vegetables, grated carrot, fresh fruit, and canned fruit. I started trying vegetables again because I know its important for my health.

 

Furthermore, my parents taught me to cook over the years when I was growing up. I experimented with different kinds of flavors and the veggies became tasty. Of course, I only cook them healthy.


Related:
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How To Eat Veggies Every Day

How To Eat Veggies Every Day?

One of the things that my mom taught me throughout my childhood is that it's easier to create a full meal when you have everything in the house. She is totally right because I was stuck on Sunday night and had no idea what I would cook.

 

So make sure you have all of your vegetables ready in the house. Even if it is in the freezer it's still a good idea to have them on hand. I am so grateful for that tip.

How Long Can You Keep Cooked Veggies In The Fridge?

According to Healthline depending on the type of container that you store the cooked veggies in, they can last between 3 to 7 days.

 

Conclusion:

Eating vegetables can be a chore at times. I am sure all of you can relate to this post in some way shape or form. So remember that's how to eat more fruits and veggies.

 

Stay tuned because next week we have another brand new episode coming out. Plus I am also taking a two-week break and visiting my cousins on my mom's side of the family.

 

However, make sure you keep checking back to our website because I can release new content at any time. I hope you enjoyed this post and I look forward to serving you amazing content when I get back.

 

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