Early in my career, I was chatting to a personal trainer while signing up to a new gym. She asked me what I did, and I mentioned that I’d just graduated with a nutrition degree.
She was ecstatic! “That’s so great,” she said. “Can you please write me a healthy eating plan? I don’t like vegetables and I only eat meat and potatoes.”
I was unsure how to say it… You can’t have a healthy eating plan that doesn’t include vegetables!
With thirteen years of experience since that day and a master’s degree under my belt, I can still tell you, without a shadow of doubt, that hitting your daily vegetable intake is one of the best things you can do for your long-term health.
Here are eight simple and practical ways to eat more vegetables (that aren’t steaming or salad!):
4. Add a pre-cut bag of coleslaw or finely chopped salad vegetables to any meal.
Ask yourself, “If you only had the energy to focus on the one aspect of nutrition that would give you the largest return on investment, what would that area be?”
If you can’t answer that question, read on.