There is one food that everyone agrees is healthy … VEGETABLES! Regardless of your personal eating style, non-starchy vegetables should be a big part of your diet. They are nutrient dense powerhouses that are nutrish and delish!
Numerous vegetables are touted for their important healing benefits. Whether it’s the cardiovascular benefits of beets, the cancer-fighting benefits of broccoli, or the digestive benefits of kimchi, we all feel great after a vegetable-packed meal.
Whether you want to highlight vegetables in all their simplicity or downplay them as an ingredient in your existing recipes, so much of what we choose each day is based on habits and routine. So let’s get down to business and start adding those veggies out of habit. But where do I start you ask? Start at breakfast.
No, I’m not kidding. The best way to get more veggies into your day will be to add them to where you are not currently eating them, and for most people that would be breakfast. Don’t worry, this won’t be hard. This meal plan has a delicious smoothie that hides the taste of any veggies. You will love it!
I have compiled a list of some tasty and healthy ideas that can be easily incorporated into your daily breakfast routine. Start with one change, and then once that is established and easy, add another and so on, and so on … Eventually, you will find it easy and will crave those veggies at breakfast.
It’s so easy to get lots of veggies by adding them to a smoothie. You can either enjoy the smoothie in the meal plan you downloaded here, or go for a blueberry smoothie (the dark blueberry colour hides any vegetable colour).
Eggs and Veggies
Omelettes are an easy way to add veggies to your eggs, but don’t stop there … just sauté up your favourite vegetables and top with a fried or poached egg for a hearty and delicious breakfast.
If you can have breakfast for dinner, then you can definitely have dinner for breakfast. With a protein and some vegetables, this can be one of the healthiest ways to start the day!
Salads are an easy way to get vegetables at lunch, but they can be a 5-minute breakfast as well. I toss mine together in a few minutes in the morning by combining greens, whatever vegetables I happen to have in the fridge, a protein source and some oil and vinegar.
Open Faced Sandwich
Top whole grain gluten-free toast with more than just avocado mash. Go big by adding your favourites such as sliced tomatoes, sprouts, and shredded carrots or beets. The options are endless.