How to Incorporate More Veggies

One thing I’ve been trying to do recently is incorporate vegetables into every meal. I’ve been inspired by a bunch of awesome people on Instagram and I’ve found lots of new ways to get in my veggies, including breakfast! Today, I take you through each big meal of the day and share a few different ways I’ve been turning my meals much healthier.

Breakfast

I’ve been obsessed with this breakfast for months now. It’s called the Sunshine Bowl (which you make yourself by clicking the link). I love it because it can be made ahead of time, it’s filling, and full of healthy foods. It’s also super versatile. Basically fill the bottom of your bowl with quinoa or potatoes, sauté veggies of your choice, and top with an egg and whatever else you please!

 

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Quinoa with sautéed mushrooms and kale topped with a soft fried egg, avocado, and turmeric “aioli.”
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Roasted cheesy potatoes with sautéed mushrooms and kale, topped with 2 over easy eggs.

It’s also easy to make fun toasts full of veggies. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m all about cream cheese toast with tomatoes. It’s my jam. And you can never go wrong with avocado toast!

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Cream cheese toast with tomatoes, topped with salt and pepper. Avocado toast with diced red onion, tomato, and cilantro (guacamole toast!).

Lunch

Recently for lunch, especially for work, I have been all about roasted veggies. This time of year I don’t crave fresh veggies or salad as much, so roasted veggies are the way to go. I usually cook up some cabbage, kale, or other greens to add in as well. It may seem simple, but it is always really satisfying!

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Roasted potatoes, sautéed kale and cabbage, and diced avocado.

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Boiled beets, roasted sweet potatoes, and avocado topped with a light vinaigrette.

Even the classic mac and cheese can be made slightly healthier. This is also from an organic brand I find at Aldi – so good!

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Simple Nature mac and cheese with cooked kale.

Dinner

Dinner is always a little different in our house, but I try to include at least 2 veggies in whatever we’re making. It might be an Asian, Mexican, or Italian dish, but veggies are always a part of it.

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Linguine with sautéed peppers, onions, and greens in an asian sauce (soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and spices), topped with avocado, peanuts, and sesame seeds.

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White rice with roasted brussel sprouts, onions, and peppers, topped with fresh tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and sriracha.

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Mushroom ravioli in a kale and cream sauce with a side of steamed green beans, sautéed mushrooms, and parmesan.

And sure, not every meal I eat is perfectly healthy, but it will always include veggies.

I hope this has inspired you to add more veggies into your meals! It’s totally changed my mindset trying to include vegetables in each meal. And I’m feeling a whole lot better from it. For more inspiration, be sure to follow me on Instagram for weekly food posts! 🙂

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