Everyone knows fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a daily diet, and yet even the healthiest among us often find it a chore to gobble up the goodness we need. Here are some veggie hacks you can try at home!
Start with a smoothie for breakfast. Grab a handful of kale, a chopped-up banana, a peeled pear or apple, and a little soy or almond milk. Blend to a texture that works for you, adding less or more milk. It tastes much better than it looks!
If you're a working mom, get the kids to help out, so they know what good food looks and feels like. Children actually like to eat what they cook, so get them involved.
Want to have pizza for dinner? Dress it up with roasted brussel sprouts, broccoli, or cauliflower. You can also add a delicious salad, using at least two fruits and two vegetables.
It's also a great idea to have a vegan week once a month, when you cut dairy and meat from your diet completely. It might seem like quite the challenge at first, but you'll quickly enjoy the detective work as you shop for what you can eat, discovering interesting food facts as you go. Plus, you'll quickly enjoy the energy boost and the way you feel and look.