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.
An easy, one-bowl Baked Oatmeal laced with sneaky veggies (summer squash) for picky eaters and extra breakfast goodness. Naturally-sweetened, gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, NO weird ingredients, with an egg-free/vegan variation!
Burrito Bowls are an easy way to make a veggie-heavy dinner - especially if you have picky eaters. With a variety of favorite crowd-pleasing taco toppings, you can load your bowl with as many veggies as you like. Check the post for more ideas!
Here's how I use up a bunch of summer veggies in one recipe. It's delicious, easy to make, and I can serve it on pasta, with bread, some chicken, or just eat it as-is. This is usually a make-ahead recipe for me to use in lunches throughout the week.
An easy, one-bowl Baked Oatmeal loaded with shredded zucchini (sneaky veggies!) and warm zucchini bread spices. Naturally-sweetened, gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, NO weird ingredients, with an egg-free/vegan variation!
FACT: Kids eat more veggies if they can dip them in ranch dip. Also true for grownups. I bring this ranch dip to almost every gathering because it is so well-loved (and better than storebought). Also - super easy.
If you’re a frugal cook, you need a Hamburger Vegetable Soup recipe. Easy to adapt to any eating-style: vegetarian, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free. And it’s loaded with inexpensive but flavorful ingredients. Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stovetop, and Freezer instructions included!
This fast, easy dinner costs around $4 and feeds 4-6 people. It’s flavorful, filling, a little spicy, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboards! We frequently add extra veggies to this.
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.