These and other nutrients in vegetables can keep you lean and healthy. Several problems contribute to diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Two big ones are oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.
It’s not just kids who don’t like eating vegetables. Most adults struggle to get their daily greens requirements. But eating more vegetables shouldn’t be a struggle! These 12 strategies can help make getting more vegetables convenient, simple, and delicious.
Make them more interesting. No more blah vegetables! Adding a little bit of cream, butter, or cheese will convert even the most veggie-phobic family member. Our Vegetables au Gratin makes the perfect starter recipe to make all your vegetables delicious and even decadent.
Prep ahead of time. Manufacturers know meal preparation can be time-consuming. That’s why they offer pre-washed greens, pre-cut broccoli, and prepared vegetables. What you save in time, you pay for with money. Prepping your own veggies doesn’t take much time, and you’ll definitely save money. Cut up broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. Slice tomatoes. Tear lettuce. Store these things in airtight containers and keep in your fridge. You might cut, slice, and dice on a Sunday night for the following three days.
Get everyone involved. Preparing and cooking vegetables alone is no fun. Pull your entire family in. Even your littlest ones can tear lettuce, and older kids can chop kale or wash and cut broccoli. Consider our Blasted Cauliflower, which gives a unique spin to this nutritious cruciferous vegetable. Your younger ones can wash and clean the cauliflower. Older kids can cut off and discard stems and chop the cauliflower florets into small pieces. Make the process fun! Put on some lively music. (Let someone be the DJ.) Make the conversation convivial and fun.
Hide them in yummy dishes. Sauteed zucchini tastes delicious, but it might not sound so fabulous to some ears. Hide those green vegetables in comfort-food dishes such as our Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, a surefire solution to stealthily slip in more veggies.
Make an omelet. An omelet makes a simple way to slip more vegetables into breakfast or any meal. Use organic, pasture-raised eggs and be creative. Toss in some of the green vegetables you’ve sliced and diced. Our Spinach Omelet is the perfect veggie-packed dish. Add our Tahini Kale Salad as a side and you’ve got a quick, healthy meal rich in green vegetables for breakfast or dinner for breakfast.
Make them portable. Wraps are the perfect grab-and-go lunch, but most contain gluten, added sugars, and other problem ingredients. Swap out sliced bread, buns, and whole wheat wraps for Romaine lettuce or cabbage wraps. Our Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps make an easy, yum take on traditional Chinese food takeout.
Slip ‘em into smoothies. Spinach for breakfast might elicit groans. You can easily add some raw spinach or other leafy greens into your smoothie and disguise the taste with yummy ingredients like cacao nibs and almond butter. Your kids and significant other will never know!
Upgrade starches. Almost any time you want or need starchy carbs in your meals, you can substitute a veggie. Cauliflower rice makes a more nutrient-rich alternative to white or brown rice. Instead of spaghetti noodles, try zucchini or spaghetti squash as your pasta base. Craving fries without the starch? Our Zucchini Fries hit the spot!
Double up in restaurants. Maybe your entree comes with broccoli and a baked potato. Simple: Ask your server to skip the potatoes and add another green vegetable, which provides more nutrients and fewer calories!
Make it a mission to try a new one. Restaurants usually find ways to make green vegetables taste amazing. Be adventurous and try something new at your favorite bistros, such as crispy kale or sauteed Brussels sprouts with garlic.
That’s not always possible. Even when you’re at your best, getting enough green vegetables in your diet can feel challenging.
Maybe you travel frequently for work or you have an upcoming vacation lined up. Finding the healthiest vegetables at an airport or roadside diner can be difficult. But you know how important fitting those vegetables into your diet can be to feel healthy, stay lean, and prevent your risk of disease.
That’s where Max Greens can fill your vegetable quota. This organic green powder (also available in capsules) combines green superfoods like organic wheatgrass, organic chlorella, and immune-boosting organic mushrooms.
Imagine packing the nutrient punch of numerous organic green vegetables — including spinach, broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts — into one easy-to-use powder or capsule! That’s the power of Max Greens.
Max Greens Capsules gives you 1 serving of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables in just 2 capsules.
Max Greens powder blends into smoothies or your favorite unsweetened beverage and tastes delicious. This green superfood powder is flavored with organic cocoa, making it a delicious way to boost your daily intake of antioxidants, trace minerals, and key phytonutrients.
Green vegetables provide your best way to get the nutrients that keep you lean and prevent disease. Even when you’re using Max Greens, you’ll want to focus on the above 12 strategies to increase your greens intake.
Think of Max Greens as a delicious, simple-to-use go-to powder when you struggle to fit in those healthy vegetables your body needs to stay lean and healthy.