Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2 Veggie Filled Meal Ideas

Admittedly, my veggie consumption has pretty much sucked lately so I've been making a conscious effort to include them in more meals. I'm trying to take meals that I normally eat and throw veggies in, instead of forcing myself to sit down and eat a plain bowl of broccoli. I'm always going back and forth with this-- I'm either gung-ho or totally a slacker but I'm going to do my best to keep this up because, well, veggies are good for you! Here are 2 of my meals from today that I was able to still enjoy while getting in my veggies too. 

My normal breakfast: Egg whites, turkey bacon, and Ezekiel goats. So, today I added chopped zucchini, onion, and jalapeno to my eggs and it took a whole 3 extra minutes to do it. It added lots of flavor and I was definitely more full too. 

Today was leg day so I wanted a nice carb-y meal as my lunch. I took whole wheat noodles and added a low sugar marinara sauce, chopped up grilled chicken I had prepped in the fridge and then added a cup of frozen broccoli. Stuck it in the microwave and then had a SUPER filling, nutrient rich lunch. I've been stocking up on frozen veggies lately-- this way I always have something on hand and don't have to worry as much about using up produce before it goes bad. 

Hope that's helpful for you fellow veggie excluders :) 

What are some other ways you like to incorporate extra veggies into your diet? 


  1. This is helpful to me, a low-veggie eater! I really like the 2nd "recipe". I gotta try sneaking more into my meals too. Thanks!


  2. Yum! These look delicious! You're right, unless I'm making an effort to add the vegetables in my diet, days can go by before I consume any real veggies to speak of.
    I've been chopping up white cabbage and mixing it in with 1/2 can of albacore tuna, and then I add a little lemon juice, a bit of raw jalapeno bits, a dash of salt, and a tablespoon of organic mayo, then I put in on spelt toast. Don't be afraid of the fat in the small amount of mayonnaise, it's the sugar that works against your fitness goals, not so much the fat :)
    Another thing I do is remove the middle stems from kale leaves and chop them up, then I add them to my ground turkey after it's been sauteed in onions and powdered chipotle. You can't even taste the kale! Then I scoop it onto a heap of white sweet potato mash. It's a leaner variation of mince meat over mash potatoes.
    I also just slice up an English cucumber and add lemon juice, a dash of cayene with a bit of sea salt and enjoy it alone for a snack. Raw cucumber is so good for your skin and the lemon helps your blood become more alkaline. Just as soon as I decided to introduce more veggies into my diet, my brain has been very creative about how to do. It must be all those added vitamins and minerals! ;)

  3. This may sound like some crazy veggie overload, but I like to 'eat the rainbow' at my first meal. Cut up mini peppers (red, yellow, orange), red onions (purple), jalapeños, mushrooms (ER...brown?), spinach (green). I top it with avocado, pico de gallo (red tomato), and hot sauce (um, thermogenic...yeah), and DELISH! I pre chop peppers and onions in a small container, those sauté while I cut a mushroom, add that, tear up a little spinach, and then it's just egg whites. Avocado is quick to slice, pico is from the store, and it actually takes VERY little time to make.

  4. I'm also a big fan of adding zucchini noodles to any spaghetti noodle dish (totally fools the 4 year old - BONUS!). Spaghetti squash with a little olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and canned artichokes makes a fantastic addition to lemon garlic shrimp. And don't forget to sprinkle the whole thing with fresh basil chopped up!


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