5 Simple Ways To Eat More Veggies

Nourishing Your Body: 5 Simple Ways to Embrace More Veggies on Your Wellness Journey

At TREBEL Wellness, we understand that incorporating more veggies into your diet can be a challenge.

Whether it’s the memories of parental pleas to finish your veggies or the perceived effort of preparing them, we’ve got you covered.

While numerical achievements are important, our focus is on celebrating non-scale victories that reflect your progress in a more holistic and subtle manner.

Although nutrition messages are often conflicting, there’s one area where most experts do agree: eating more vegetables each day is a good thing to prevent chronic disease, maintain a healthy weight, and look and feel our best. 

This is also pretty obvious to the average person, but sometimes knowing what to do, and actually doing it, isn’t always as closely connected as we would like.

Here are 5 simple ways to eat more veggies:

1. Veggie Bucket:

Consider creating a “Veggie Bucket” once a week.

Spend a few minutes chopping a variety of fresh, in-season vegetables and leave them in plain view for easy access.

Prioritize convenience and visibility to make reaching for veggies a natural choice.

Gamify the process by timing yourself to your favorite song, turning the task into a fun challenge.

2. Mix It Up (Use Variety to your Advantage):

Expand your vegetable repertoire beyond the usual suspects.

Challenge yourself to experiment with different cooking methods and try a new vegetable each week.

This not only diversifies your nutrient intake but also fosters a mindset of abundance, focusing on the positive aspects of your dietary choices.

3. Half a Plate:

Strive to fill 50% of your lunch and dinner plates with vegetables, roughly stretching the size of one outstretched hand.

However, exclude certain vegetables like white potatoes or sweet potatoes from this count.

This practice ensures a substantial intake of nutrient-dense vegetables without sacrificing variety or flavor.

4. Seatbelt Rule:

Treat vegetables as the “seatbelt” on your plate by making them the first thing you put on. Just as you automatically buckle up in a car, incorporating veggies first might require conscious effort initially but will become a habit over time.

It acts as a protective measure against overindulging in higher-calorie components of the meal.

5. 6-Servings a Day Game:

Engage in the 6-Servings a Day Game, challenging yourself to consume six servings of vegetables daily.

Monitor your progress on a calendar, aiming for consistency throughout the week.

This game aligns with the half plate guide, making it easier to achieve the recommended servings while enjoying guilt-free, nutrient-dense meals.

At TREBEL Wellness, our approach is about inclusivity rather than exclusivity.

Instead of feeling deprived, we encourage you to embrace the freedom of guilt-free eating by prioritizing vegetables.

By consistently incorporating six servings a day, you’ll naturally create space for nutrient-dense foods, reducing cravings for less nutritious options.

To Sum This Up:

As we promote the importance of veggies, remember that your wellness journey should be enjoyable and sustainable.

Celebrate these non-scale victories, acknowledging the positive shifts in mood, energy, and overall well-being.

By making vegetables a central part of your diet, you’re not just nourishing your body but also paving the way for a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

At TREBEL Wellness, we’re here to support your journey every step of the way.