• 3 Different Veggies A Day

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    What to do: For a week, strive to eat 3 different types of veggies each day"

    If you're like most people, one of the greatest difficulties is getting in all your vegetables each day. While some days you may do fine, others, you simply do not feel like eating your veggies.

    This week's challenge will be to consume 3 different vegetables everyday.

    Let's give you some quick tips to get started.

    Choose An Assortment

    The very first thing to keep in mind is to choose an assortment of vegetables.

    Rather than leaning towards the same 3-4 different options, start adding one new vegetable to your arsenal to try.

    Some examples of vegetables that you should consider as well include:

    - mushrooms

    - onions

    - bok choy

    - spinach

    - squash

    - brussels sprouts

    - alfalfa sprouts

    - turnips

    All of these vegetables are going to offer a slightly different mix of nutrients.

    Don't forget to consider frozen vegetables as well. In some cases, it may be difficult to get to the grocery store as often as possible to purchase them fresh. Frozen vegetables are great to have on hand and are even faster to cook. Frozen veggies works great for soups, stew's, stir-fry's, or even frozen dinners.

    Experiment With Different Cooking Techniques

    The second thing to do is to experiment with different cooking techniques. While it may be tempting to prepare your vegetables the same way daily, this gets boring. Rather than baking them with butter or cheese or worse yet, frying them, use lower calorie options. Some great cooking techniques to utilize include:

    - steaming

    - stir-frying

    - poaching

    - baking with chicken broth

    - roasting

    - grilling

    - serving raw

    Flavor Them Wisely

    Finally, the last thing to take note of is how you flavor your vegetables.

    Some great ways to enhance their taste include:

    - drizzling with lemon juice

    - adding low-sodium herbs and spices

    - adding a bit of low-sodium chicken broth during the cooking process

    - serving with salsa

    - creating a cream sauce from Greek yogurt, milk, and low fat Parmesan cheese

    - grilling with a little Italian salad dressing brushed on top

    So start thinking more carefully about just how many vegetables you really are eating. Aim to eat one type of vegetable at each main meal during the day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and you'll be taking one giant step forward to success.

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  • Renise 1683 days ago
    Salad sweet peppers & green beans today
  • traubie 1980 days ago
    Onions, Beets, Rutabagas, and Snow Peas!
  • MissAngM 2004 days ago
    Cucumber, baby spinach and carrot =)
  • MissAngM 2005 days ago
    Cucumber, carrot and baby tomatoes (even though is know they are technically not a veggie, I'm counting it!).
  • MissAngM 2006 days ago
    Cucumber, carrot, mushrooms and spinach!
  • MissAngM 2007 days ago
    Cherry tomatoes, corn, carrot, zucchini, onion, baby spinach... not bad!
  • MusicMutt 2032 days ago
    Lettuce, cucumber, cauliflower
  • MusicMutt 2033 days ago
    Asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes
  • Julianna 2221 days ago
    baby lettuce blend, tomato, onion, cucumber, celery
  • maugercurt 2309 days ago
    jalepeno
    onion
    corn
    lettuce
    carrots
    peppers
  • maugercurt 2310 days ago
    carrots
    cucumbers
    corn
  • maugercurt 2313 days ago
    peppers
    onions
    cucumbers
  • Maddiestopthemadness 2314 days ago
    Peas, carrots, and celery!
  • maugercurt 2314 days ago
    Jalapeno
    Gaucamoe
    Lettuce
  • Rochelle 2338 days ago
    I love vegetables. not too hard
  • sarahbear 2352 days ago
    my dinner is going to be salad so thats about 5different veggies!
  • sarahbear 2353 days ago
    i have had so many fruits and veggies today that i absolutly know that i have had more than three different ones!
  • GiggleLauren 2373 days ago
    Had carrots broccoli and green beans today yum!
  • Brooklyn 2433 days ago
    Carrots, lettuce, peppers :)
  • Brooklyn 2434 days ago
    Ate carrots, lettuce and peas :)

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