At this point you probably know the importance of vegetable consumption…they’re practically essential. Not just in keto, but in any diet or healthy eating pattern.
The problem is you still hate them, although you know you should eat them. So, what can you do?
Tips to eat more vegetables 🥕
If you are not used to buying and/or cooking them, here are some life saving tips:
1. The next time you go grocery shopping, spend a good time looking at the fruit and vegetable sections.
Then choose those that you like the most or that catch your attention (there will be some, right?).
Tip: The seasonal ones are usually tastier, and they are also cheaper!
2. Use different culinary techniques.
Griddle, oven, steam, microwave, grill, stir fry, wok, puree, cream, raw... If you run out of ideas or the outcome isn’t quite what you expected, ask your mom/grandmother for advice and don’t despair if it doesn’t turn out as well at first.
Tip: Look for inspiration in recipes on the internet and start with easy recipes.
3. Plan your menu in advance.
So that vegetables (and good quality fats...) are the basis of each meal.
4. Increase the quantity and variety of vegetables little by little.
Vegetables have innumerable benefits, for their contribution of nutrients, but also because they increase our feeling of satiety.
5. They can be cooked for several days.
This way you can reuse what you cooked yesterday for today’s meal. Example: make a scramble with the sautéed vegetables left over from yesterday’s dinner.
Unfortunately, there are still people who think that whoever eats vegetables is because they are on a diet (to lose weight)…
Although it is true that increasing the consumption of vegetables is a good strategy when it comes to losing weight (it helps to eat less without starving), we promise you that once you get the taste of it, you will eat vegetables for pleasure, and not just because “you have to”. 😉