How Many Servings of Vegetables and Fruits Should I Eat Every Day?

This article was published on: 06/7/24 9:02 AM

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I’m sure if I mentioned that you’re supposed to get 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day for optimal health benefits, you wouldn’t say, “Gee Shelli, I never heard that before!” Yet when I read the nutrition journals of new clients, often they are not even getting close to that number. So let’s look at how to eat more vegetables. It’s not as hard as we think.

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Easiest Way To Eat More Vegetables Every Day

So here are what I think might be the simplest ways to get MORE vegetables into your diet.

1. Mix Veggies in Omelets & Casseroles – We just don’t enjoy the taste of every vegetable. If that’s the case for you with say broccoli, a good way to disguise the taste is to use it in omelets or casseroles. This is a great way to get the kids to eat
their veggies, too!

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2. Use Raw Veggies as a Late Night Snack – We all get late night cravings. A great way to satisfy those cravings is with raw veggies. They are very low in calories, high in fiber, and have a negligible impact on blood sugar and insulin. And if you’re not
crazy about plain raw vegetables, dip or put a small bit of nut butter on them.

Learn more about getting your veggies every day!

3. Puree then Mix – Put your veggies into the food processor, puree, and then mix the puree into ground beef or ground turkey. Use this idea for meatloaf, burgers, taco meat, or any other recipe calling for ground meat.

4. Drink your veggies. Taking a high quality greens supplement is perhaps the easiest way to get the antioxidant and phytochemical benefit of multiple servings of fruits and veggies without having to eat a huge salad with every meal. You can also use greens like spinach in your smoothies. Green smoothies are great.

Try these and see what you think. More veggies equals better health!

If you feel stuck and need additional support to adopt a new healthy habit or routine, consider working with me. We can partner up in setting goals, drawing on your skills and strengths, and implementing strategies to help you find your way to lasting healthy success.

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For over 15 years, Shelli has been a freelance writer and wellness coach on Joyinmovement. She writes about brain fitness, creating a healthy lifestyle, traveling the world, and making positive habits stick. Stop procrastinating! Take action, join her free newsletter.


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