We all know we should eat more vegetables. They’re good for us, they make us feel better, and they help keep us healthy. But sometimes it can be hard to know how to fit them into our diets.
Health and wellness expert, Wesley Virgin, shares three simple ways to get more fruit and veggies in your diet without making any big, dramatic changes.
Tip #1: Have fruit with your breakfast
This one is easy. If you’re like most people, you probably have some kind of cereal or oatmeal for breakfast. Just add a banana, some berries, or even a sliced apple to your breakfast and you’re good to go!
“Smoothies are also a really easy way to get more fruit into your diet,” Wesley Virgin explains, “But remember that whole, unprocessed plant foods are even better.”
Tip #2: Eat vegetables as snacks
If you find yourself snacking more often than you’d like, try making vegetables your go-to snack. Carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and celery are all great options. If you want something a little heartier, try roasted chickpeas or lentil chips.
“The key is to make sure you have a variety of options, so you don’t get bored.” Wesley Virgin says.
Tip #3: Make a big batch of vegetable soup
Making a big pot of soup is a great way to make sure you’re getting your vegetables in. And the best part is that it lasts for days! So you can just heat up a bowl whenever you need it and you’re all set.
“Soups are also really easy to freeze,” Wesley Virgin points out, “so you can make a big batch and then have it on hand for whenever you need it.”
There you have it! Three simple ways to get more fruit and veggies in your diet without any major changes. Just remember, every little bit counts. So even if you only manage to do one of these things, you’re still making a difference.