One of the best ways I found to increase my veggie intake was to explore new kinds by making one day a week vegetarian. I explored new recipes, which had me trying new vegetables or preparing them in new ways. I still like my lean proteins, but I also look forward to my veggie days too.
One of my quick and easy faves is a grilled veggie sandwich. Sliced Eggplant, sliced zucchini, sliced onion, sliced bell pepper, grilled (mine is on the George Foreman). Put it on some whole wheat bread, roll or pita with a slice of swiss cheese and some hummus or roasted pepper spread.
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In the wintertime, I cook a quiche every Sunday night to last me through the work week. It's quick and easy and you can create different combinations so you don't get bored! It really helps me not skip breakfast, or even worse, over-eat and feel sluggish the rest of the morning.
I jam pack mine with all sorts of veggies to start the day off right!
Eating more often throughout the day revs your metabolism, keeps your energy high and helps ward off binging. Try eating 6 smaller meals throughout the day (fist-size portion of protein and fist-size portion of carb) instead of 3 larger meals. It works for me because I love to eat!
Don't forget to incorporate a fist-sized portion of veggies at least 2 times per day!
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