Pack in the veggies

One of the most difficult things for me on my health and wellness journey is eating enough vegetables.  However, eating my veggies is one of the things that I know makes the biggest impact on my health.

But I admit, that I struggle with this.  Fruit is easy for me, veggies are not.

I find that eating at least one meal during the day that is rich in several servings of veggies is a great way for me to “make-up” for my veggie-sparse meals during the rest of the day.

Here are a few of my go to favorite ways to pile on the veggies:

Buffalo Chicken Egg White Scramble
Yellow Curry Tofu Scramble (pictured)

Maple and Spice Rainbow Chard (pictured)
Carmelized Maple Brussel Sprouts
Wally’s Squish Squash
Dijon Green Beans

Bok choy curry stir fry
Veggie Sprouted Noodle Stir Fry (pictured)
Shrimp and Shroom Stir Fry

Veggie Lentil Soup
Spicy Red Pepper and Tomato Bisque
Super Green Split Pea Soup (pictured)

These are just a few ideas to get you inspired to eat more veggies.

Another strategy: actually tracking the amount of veggies you eat and maybe even doing a month-long challenge to eat more vegetables like Diana’s Project Veg-Up Challenge.  Her challenge encourages participants to eat at least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit a day – something I definitely should be doing.

Participating with a group in a challenge is a great way to incite change in your life and eating more veggies is definitely a change for the better.  My body often needs a refresher course on how much better it feels when plants are the main component in my diet – not carbohydrates.

Note: Carbohydrates aren’t bad for you – I just tend to overdue it if I’m not careful.

I find that keeping myself accountable here on Foodie Fresh is another great way to encourage me to eat my vegetables.  Of course, I would rather claim success than admit defeat, so I’ll be updating you on how I’m doing on the Project Veg-Up Challenge weekly.

Is anyone else participating in Diana’s Project Veg-Up Challenge or is anyone interested in participating with me?