June 13, 2022 mdchino

4 Ways to Sneak More Veggies Into Your Meal Plan

We constantly remind you to eat more vegetables. Not only are veggies packed with the nutrients everyone needs; their low-calorie, high-fiber content is exactly what you need to support a medical weight loss plan. But what if vegetables just aren’t your favorite thing? You can trick yourself into eating more of them, and rounding out your meals with more nutrients, but in ways that feel palatable to almost everyone.

Break them down. No one picks up a zuccini squash and bites off a chunk. We always chop up vegetables when we prepare them. But go one step farther, and dice or shred your veggies, and the smaller bits are much easier to slip into various dishes. Shredded carrots and zucchini blend right into various baked goods, and diced cauliflower or broccoli work great in macaroni and cheese.

Puree your produce. Even better, just go ahead and puree your veggies. Add kale to your smoothies and pumpkin puree to baked goods. You can also slip various vegetable purees into soups without anyone noticing!

Make noodles out of them. Zucchini noodles (zoodles) or spaghetti squash make a fantastic base for curries, stir fry, pasta sauces, and more. Just swap them in to take the place of rice or traditional noodles.

Put them on pizza. Who doesn’t love a homemade pizza? Add some chopped broccoli, peppers, spinach, or other vegetables to your pizzas. They blend right in with the rest of the delicious toppings, and no one feels like they’re eating “health food”. But you are!

And of course, we are always here for you when you need advice on your nutrition plan. If you’re interested in a medical weight loss plan, or just a healthier diet to fight against aging and chronic disease, give us a call. We can discuss your health status and nutritional needs, so that you know exactly which foods you need to consume in order to reach your goals.


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