Weekly Meal Plan #2: Vegetable Sides gives us 5 ideas for eating vegetables this week! Steamed veggies can get old, but these recipes give us new life and make us want to eat our veggies.
Our mom and grandma were right when they told us to eat our vegetables.
Unfortunately, overcooked and mushy vegetables just don’t have that appeal that makes us want to eat more of them. But with these 5 recipes, we’ll be begging for more vegetables.
When we’re living the FitLife, veggies are key because of all the nutrients they provide but also because we can eat quite a bit of them daily and still reach our fitness goals.
What’s a vegetable serving, and how much should we have a day?
A simple way to measure a serving is to make a fist with your hand. That’s a serving size. For women, we want at least 1 fist per meal. For the guys, it’s at least 2 fists. Simple and easy to remember thanks to Precision Nutrition! Another way to look at it is to make half your plate vegetables. That’s a goal to strive for and not something to start with on day one. So go ahead and get a fist or 2 of veggies at most dinners this week. Then you can work up to lunch and breakfast as it feels more and more like a habit.
Weekly Meal Plan #2: Vegetable Sides
Broccoli is my #1 fave vegetable, I’ve loved it since I was a kid. Roasting veggies is a great way to eat them and taste more of the flavors. If you’re allergic to nuts like I am, skip the nuts.
All I can say is yum! Pair this with some fish (like salmon), and enjoy it! I also really love asparagus and roasted is my favorite way to eat them.
Seriously, what can’t cauliflower do? This is a fun and exciting way to start incorporating it into your diet or to try it a different way.
Noticing a trend on my love for roasted vegetables? Seriously, roasting vegetables has been a game changer for me. And these brussels sprouts and pure heaven. 🙂
I love this combination of fruits and veggies. Enjoy this at home or take them to Christmas dinner!
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