While I like vegetables, I struggle to get my 5-9 servings a day. Honestly, I know relatively few people who don’t have trouble. I am sorry, but I am going to choose coconut butter over asparagus EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. J
However, in eliminating all grains and dairy from my diet, I have made a concerted effort to boost my veggie intake. One way I have found to do this is by including veggies in snacks.
Right now, my favorite veggie snack is....(no judging please)
And Strawberries (if available).
I make little lettuce wraps with a couple diced pecans inside. I am not lying, it is delicious! I even made Chase try one and he liked it (THIS IS MAJOR).
The key to achieving deliciousness is to use FRESH lettuce—none of that packaged stuff. Also, did you know this head of lettuce cost all of $1.01. Plus, it will last all week, unlike the bagged lettuce mix that gets slimy in 3 days.
Honestly, the best purchase of 2011 was my salad spinner. I do not know how I lived without this! It cost all of $10 at Homegoods and is KEY for making Kale Chips and salads.
Right now I have been keeping lettuce all cleaned and dry in the spinner, so when I open the refrigerator I remember to pack this as a morning or afternoon snack. I am going to experiment with other fruits. Chase suggested grapes, and I think he is definitely on to something.
Are you good at eating vegetables? How do you get your 5-9 servings?