5 Simple Ways To Include More Fruits And Vegetables In Your Diet

Ross Quade | General | 10 Mar, 2016 | No Comments

Spring is in full swing! The grass is getting greener and the sun is shining.

Perfect weather for endless outdoor activities from golfing to running – there are plenty of ways to get active this spring. However, why stop there? After all, this season is the perfect time to give your body the fuel it needs.

In fact, check out these 5 simple ways you can begin adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet to look and feel your best.

 

1.) Give Your Breakfast a Boost

Want to know one way to get more fruits and vegetables in your diet during the day? Start at breakfast! Jumpstart your metabolism and prepare your body to greet the day. Not only will this healthy habit improve your performance it will also help when it comes to weight maintenance.

Need some inspiration? Check out some of these healthy and simple ways to boost your breakfast:

 

*Fruit smoothie

*Veggie omelet

*Fruit and peanut butter on toast

*Fried eggs with veggies

*Slice fruit with cereal or yogurt

 

The key here is to get creative and have fun! Don’t be afraid to mix flavors and blends for a variety of healthy boosts to get your day started off right.

 

SEE ALSO: 7 Foods You Should Add To Your Diet To Look And Feel Healthier

 

2.) Maximize on Soup

Another incredibly simple way to increase your vegetable intake – soups. Making the perfect leftover, soups are a healthy way to give your body a nutrition boost.

Add any leftover vegetables such as mushrooms, carrots, green beans, to any broth for a hassle-free weekday meal. Throw in beans, rice, or even quinoa to give your soap more substance. Quick and easy – soups are a meal that can easily get you through a busy week. Easy to reheat within minutes, soups are perfect for the work week.

And best of all? Soups are not only for the winter time. In fact, they can be enjoyed all year long:

 

*Chilled Spring Pea Soup

*Spring Leek and Lemon Soup

*Roasted Carrot Apple Soup

*Springtime Crockpot Minestrone

 

Taking less than an hour to make and providing leftover days, soups are a fantastic way to make sure you’re fueling your body with plenty of greens.

 

3.) Prepare Meals In Advance

Let’s face it, at some point or another, all of us feel crunched for time. Whether it’s making it to that meeting on time or finding something in the pantry to eat for dinner, sometimes it feels like there are not enough hours in the day.

However, one way to make things a little easier on yourself is to get into the habit of preparing meals in advance. Not only will it make meals a breeze during the week, it will also make sure you get all of your fruits and vegetables.

The best way to meal prep?

Spend a free morning getting out the chopper and preparing your veggies for the week. Sautee them or cut them up, either way, you’ll have a fresh batch reading and waiting – without spending endless hours in the kitchen.

 

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4.) Load Up on Toppings

If there’s one thing almost every single one of us can do when it comes to adding more fruits and vegetables to our diets – loading up on healthy toppings. Only taking seconds to complete and giving our bodies a total boost, there’s no reason not to add some tomatoes or greens to any food!

Whether you prefer them on your sandwiches, tacos, or even pizza loading up on veggies can be a great way to ensure your providing your body the precious fuel it needs.

Just check out these simple topping tips:

 

*Include veggies on sandwich

*Add fruit to yogurt

*Add vegetables to pizza

*Garnish pancakes with fruit (preferably whole-wheat or whole grain)

 

Whether you’re planning on a sandwich or a salad, including an extra veggies or two for a nutritionally dense meal.

 

SEE ALSO: 7 Healthy Habits That Can Add Years To Your Life

 

5.) Make Fruit Your Desert

We all the know that craving when it comes on – the sweet tooth. However, instead of loading up on chocolates, pastries, or cakes how about opting for fresh fruit instead?

After all, there’s nothing quite like biting into a fresh piece of fruit! And whether you prefer something tart or sweet, rest assured there’s a type of fruit that can satisfy your sweet tooth.

While eating the fruit alone is one of the healthiest ways to indulge, check out these other healthy infused recipes:

 

*Tropical Fruit with Creamy Coconut & Pistachios

*Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

*Watermelon Granita

*Honey-Roasted Pineapple with Greek Yogurt

*Cherry Crisp

 

So, next time you feel that sweet tooth come around, load up on these healthy options instead!




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