Forget #meatfreemonday, here’s five simple ways you can add more nutrient-packed, body-loving vegetables to your diet every day of the week.
Breakfast of champions
Eggs and vegetables are a match made in food heaven. For a healthy breakfast that will keep you going all day long try making an omelette or a frittata filled with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and any other vegetables you might have lying around in the fridge.
Don’t forget about frozen vegetables
Although frozen veggies sometimes get a bad rap from nutritionists, they are a super convenient way to add more vegetables to your diet. They can be added to curries, stir-fries and even pasta dishes without the hassle of washing, peeling or slicing.
Think outside the box
While meat and three veg might be the go to for some households, there’s so much more you can do with your favourite produce. From butternut squash pancakes to veggie noodles, try thinking outside the box when it comes to getting that extra dose of nutrients.
Whether you like yours for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, smoothies are a really great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Try adding a handful of kale or grated carrot to a your favourite fruit smoothie, or for little treat, an avocado-based smoothie is packed with healthy fats, vitamin E, and vitamin B6.
Remember herbs are leafy greens too
Fresh herbs are a great way to up your nutritional intake and can be added to any rice, pasta, or grain dish. You could also try whipping up a quick homemade herb pesto to add to scrambled eggs or to use as a sandwich spread.