How We’re Trying to Eat More Vegetables

Here are 21 simple ways to eat more vegetables on a budget!

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Let’s talk about vegetables.

It’s the food group we all love to hate but can’t live without. 

Personally, I’m not one of those people who loves vegetables (my favorite food group is BREAD), but I also know that if I eat bread all the time, I’m gonna feel miserable. 

I want to fuel my body with what it needs to live well and function properly, so I eat vegetables.

How To Make Yourself Eat More Vegetables

I think the key to eating more vegetables is finding the ways that YOU enjoy them, and focusing on those. 

Don’t love brussels sprouts? Don’t eat them.

But you like salad? More of that, then.

Do you love roasted veggies but hate them raw? Stop trying to make yourself eat more salads.

My kids love this salad but don’t love veggies in many other ways (except in lentil soup and hamburger soup). So that’s how we mostly eat veggies at our house. It keeps things simple and budget-friendly.

And also, just make a habit of it. Like brushing your teeth. 

Our bodies need vegetables! So… I’m gonna find a way to eat vegetables. 

Just do it. 

And that’s my motivational speech for today. 

How to Eat More Vegetables Everyday

Okay, but for real. 

Here are a few ways we found that help us eat more vegetables on a budget. And I hope they give you some ideas too!

In addition to the ideas in this video, here are 21 ways to add more veggies to your diet:

21 Simple Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Here are 21 simple ways to eat more vegetables on a budget! Get recipes, tips, and strategies for picky eaters too.

How to Eat 5 Servings of Vegetables a Day

For most of us, we almost can’t eat too many veggies. Some people do better with more cooked veggies than raw, but there are all kinds of ways to slip 5-10 servings of veggies in a day.

I’ve found in general, 2 rules/goals help me eat more veggies:

1. Fill half my plate with veggies at least twice a day

Whether it’s at breakfast or I wait until lunch and dinner later in the day, I try to fill half my plate with veggies for two-thirds of my meals.

2. For snacks eat fruit, veggies, nuts, or raisins

This is the Snack Rule I use for my kids, but it’s a good idea for me to follow it too. Keeping this ranch dip handy helps veggies for snacks easier.

Every few months, I do the #tenvegchallenge on Instagram to help me increase my veggie intake and remember how much I should be eating.

How Can I Eat More Vegetables When I Hate Them?

Vegetables are the food group we all love to hate, and eating more when we don’t even like them, to begin with, is hard.

I’m gonna repeat what I said earlier:

I think the key to eating more vegetables is finding the ways that YOU enjoy them, and focusing on those. 

Don’t love brussels sprouts? Don’t eat them.

You like salad? More of that, then.

Do you love roasted veggies but hate them raw? Stop trying to make yourself eat more salads.

My kids love salad but don’t love veggies in many other ways (except in lentil soup and hamburger soup). So that’s how we mostly eat veggies at our house. It keeps things simple and budget-friendly.

And also, just make a habit of it. Like brushing your teeth. 

Our bodies need vegetables! So… I’m gonna find a way to eat vegetables. 

Eat More Vegetables

I asked my friends on Instagram what their biggest struggles were when it came to eating more vegetables, and here were some of the top answers:

They don’t leave me feeling satisfied.”

“Prepping them ahead of time (kids needing me at meal time).”

“They go bad before we eat them all.”

“Finding affordable vegetables that can be eaten raw and aren’t choking hazards.”

“Cost; and my kids only like 5 kinds.”

“Veggies for lunch and breakfast.”

“They go bad quickly”

“Picky kids.”

“Actually wanting to eat them is the hardest part.”

“Kids complaining.”

I hope this post has answered most of those struggles so far, but I’d also like to refer you to a few other resources:

Simple Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Eating vegetables doesn’t have to be complicated.

Just find the few things that work for you in the season you’re in.

When my kids were younger, they hated soup, and raw veggies were a choking hazard. We ate lots of green smoothies, roasted green beans, and steamed broccoli. That’s what worked for us. Now that they’re older, we eat a lot of soups and salads, but they don’t really like smoothies.

Seasons and tastes will change.

Your budget will change.

Find what works for you and rock it!



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