Hurray! You made the amazing decision to go vegan. Well done !
The tricky part for most of people going vegan is incorporating veggies into their daily diets. Here are some creative ways that you can incorporate more veggies into your diet.
Blend and drink your veggies
Juice doesn’t have to comprise fruits alone. You can as well make healthy veggie juice using carrots, beetroots, and other vegetables. Another great way would be to blend your green veggies such as kales and spinach into a smoothie, which you can enjoy at any time of the day. Add a fruit or two to your green smoothie to make it more delicious.
Include a salad with every meal
Salads are an excellent chance to add veggies to your diet. Consider including additions such as herbs, onions, carrots, spinach, and cucumbers to your salads. Including a salad with every meal, all the way from breakfast to dinner will ensure you’re taking the recommended daily vegetable content.
Switch to a veggie burger
How about swapping your meat burger with a Veggie burger. These may have nuts, black beans, sweet potatoes patties, which are equally delicious and nutritious.
5. Prepare all the vegetable for the week in advance
Sometimes, we miss veggies in a meal due to lack of time. That’s understandable considering the busy schedules and all the commitments. Consider preparing all veggies you’d need to eat for the week in advance. Preserve them in the fridge/freezer. That way, you’re less likely to miss out on your daily veggies intake.
6. Add veggies to guacamole
Other than the usual garlic and lime juice, consider adding a few vegetables to your guacamole. Some great options that will still taste delicious include tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers.
7. ‘Rice’ your vegetables
You can also take some of your veggies, such as broccoli and cauliflower, as a substitute for regular rice. Simply cut the cauliflower or broccoli into small rice-like pieces, cook them and serve with an accompaniment, just like you would with your regular rice dish. You can also use broccoli or cauliflower to bulk up soups and stews or as a base for other foods.
8. Add veggies to soups and sauces
Consider including a few herbs and vegetables such as onions, spinach, bell peppers, and carrots in your usual sauces and soups. It will come in very handy, especially if you have choosy kids.