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10 Simple Tips to Add More Vegetables to your Diet 🥗

how to add more vegetables to your diet

Looking to boost your veggie intake? Here are my top 10 tips for adding more vegetables to your diet in fun and delicious ways! From exploring global cuisines 🌍 to creative cooking methods 🔥, this guide offers simple, tasty ideas to make veggies the star of your plate. Whether it's a colorful veggie stir-fry or a nourishing vegetable curry, there's something for every taste bud! 🍆🌶️ I've also included some meal inspiration so you can start enjoying the health benefits of a plant-rich diet today. I hope to see you at my next live cook-along! Love, Cheryl


How to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet


1. Explore Different Cuisines: One of the best ways to enjoy a variety of veggies is to try recipes from different global cuisines. Indian, Mediterranean, Thai, and Mexican cuisines, for instance, offer a wealth of vegetarian and vegan recipes packed with flavor. 🥗 Thai Papaya Salad


2. Seasonal Produce: Cooking with seasonal produce can enhance the flavor of your dishes. Check out your local farmer’s market for fresh, seasonal vegetables.


3. Experiment with Cooking Methods: Roasting, grilling, steaming, and stir-frying can all bring out different flavors and textures in vegetables. For example, roasting can caramelize veggies, bringing out their natural sweetness.


4. Incorporate a Variety of Colors: Eating a rainbow of vegetables ensures a wide range of nutrients. Try to include different colored vegetables in your meals. 💗 Beet Hummus


5. Get Creative with Substitutions: If you come across a recipe that includes meat, think about how you could substitute it with a veggie option. Mushrooms, eggplants, lentils, and chickpeas are great for adding substance and texture. 🍄 Mushroom Steak & Mashed Cauliflower


6. Try New Vegetables: Don’t shy away from vegetables you’ve never tried before. You might discover a new favorite!


7. Use Herbs and Spices: Fresh herbs and a variety of spices can greatly enhance the taste of vegetable dishes. Don’t be afraid to use them generously.


8. Meal Prep and Planning: Plan your meals in advance and prep your vegetables. This can save time and make it more likely that you’ll eat more plants. 🎥 Meal Prep for Veginners


9. Make Vegetables the Star: Instead of thinking of veggies as a side dish, make them the main focus of your meal.


10. Smoothies and Juices: These are great ways to increase your vegetable intake, especially if you’re short on time. Try combining fruits and veggies for a nutritious drink. 🍹 Flat Belly Smoothie


Veggie Delight

Meal Inspiration:


1. Stuffed Bell Peppers: Filled with quinoa, black beans, corn, and topped with a tasty salsa.


2. Veggie Stir-Fry: Use a mix of your favorite veggies and toss them in a sauce of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil.


3. Roasted Vegetable Salad: Mix roasted veggies like sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and red onions with mixed greens and a vinaigrette dressing.


4. Vegetable Curry: A coconut milk-based curry with a mix of vegetables like carrots, peas, and bell peppers.


5. Veggie Tacos: Fill corn tortillas with grilled veggies, avocado, and a squeeze of lime.


Remember, the key to enjoying plant-based meals is variety, both in terms of the veggies you use and the ways you prepare them. What are some of your favorite ways to make veggies taste amazing? Let me know in the comments:) Happy cooking Veginners!


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