Most people know they should be eating vegetables and nearly every person I see in my clinic would benefit from eating more vegetables. However often people knowing they should be doing something and actually doing it are two different things. This is often the case in many aspects of life however let’s just focus on vegetables today!
For many the broad statement of ‘eat more vegetables’ can be quiet daunting for many people. It might be you don’t know what vegetables to eat? What are currently in season, what vegetables you like, how to cook them or how to add more into your current diet. Often when we set goals that are often too board meaning we are setting us up to fail before we even start. However if we can break down the goal and focus on the how we are going to change we often reach our goals in a more sustainable way.
- An example of this in relation to the goal of ‘eating more vegetables’ could be:
- having one vegetable based snack a day such as carrot sticks and hummus
- introducing a vegetable based breakfast such as a breakfast salad
- having a vegetarian meal twice a week
- topping your meals with sprouts, herbs, sauerkraut or micro greens
- including an extra vegetable to your dinner meals each night
- purchasing a different vegetable each week that you have never tried before
If you would like help with meal ideas, plans and nutrition support , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.
Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist