In women’s health care, one of the most direct ways to take care of one’s wellbeing is nutrition. We all know that fruits and vegetables are the richest in vitamins and minerals. Yet, arguably a majority are not so fond of having them on the table especially the veggies. Yes, those sausages, bacon, ham, chicken, pork and chocolates are way more attractive and irresistible than fruits and veggies. But those fruits and veggies are the things that are supposed to be eaten in greater servings. Sneaking them into your daily diet is not so much of a difficult endeavor. Here’s how.
First, snack smart. Instead of going for chips or sweets when watching TV or a movie at home, go grab at least half a cup of veggies or fruits. Have baby carrots and hummus, celery and peanut butter, or a piece of fruit.
Second, make the fruits very noticeable. Place them in a nice bowl on top of the table or counter so you would have the urge to grab a piece or two whenever you pass by.
Another great technique would be making soups. Making and eating homemade soups is a simple and easy way to infuse vegetables into your meal. Cook carrots, onions, and mushrooms into soups. You could add a can of beans or brown rice for a soup that is good for the heart. If you are not so much of a fan of veggies, having them in soups makes them tender and easy to swallow.
Also, plan your meals for the upcoming day and make sure that they would have veggies as ingredients. Go buy carrots, mushrooms, and peppers for your omelettes, pastas, salad and sandwiches.
Always make it to a point that you partner every meal with a fruit or veggie. Add salsa to your eggs, avocado to your turkey sandwich, and a fruit to your cereal. It is a good way to have your cravings satisfied and at the same time having your needed dose of nutrition.
If you are already getting a hang of eating veggies in case you were that picky before, go for an upgrade. Double up your servings. If it is a fruit or veggie, the more you have, generally the better.
Also, include your salad in your meals. Try to be creative and mix your boring tomato and lettuce salad with sautéed mushrooms or fruits and nuts. Yes, it is healthy and yummy.
Freeze your fruits. Have frozen strawberries or grapes as your dessert after dinner. It would be great, I promise.
Another smart way of having your fruits and even veggies is in form of a smoothie. It would be great for any meal- breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just as snack. Put in your favourite fruits, add some veggies, milk, perhaps some nuts, and that’s good to go.
Lastly but definitely not the least, sneak the veggie in your every meal. A layer of spinach in a plate of lasagna won’t be that bad, right? Just a little veggie in your meal would make you eat healthy and not even notice that you actually are eating healthy.