Nutrition is so important to fitness. It’s hard to perform at the top of your game when you are eating poorly. Vegetables are necessary for so many reasons-vitamins, fiber and minerals. Vegetables also help you feel more energetic and prevent many illnesses. In order to work on feeling better, I am mixing up my eating routine with a new veggie challenge!
Two-veggie policy to improve health
Here is one thing I have done recently to improve my health. I have implemented a two veggie policy at dinner. I can’t eat unless there are at least two different vegetables on my plate. It’s not always easy, but I feel so much better after dinner. I feel refueled and healthy rather than full and sluggish. To make this easy, always try to ensure that you have broccoli, peas or your favorite vegetables on hand. Your favorite veggies can be either fresh or frozen for full benefit so you don’t have to constantly go to the grocery store for fresh food. Grab a bag of frozen vegetables and you’ll have them for at least a few weeks, depending on your usage.
Vegetable topped baked potato
The dinner pictured above is one of my favorites! Just bake one potato and top with your favorite veggie ingredients. My favorites are broccoli, peas, olives, corn, green onions and sautéed mushrooms. The flavors compliment each other really well and you get plenty of vitamins and minerals from the vegetables.
Veggies are my new nutrition challenge. What’s yours? It can be different or you can jump on board with my two-veggie challenge! If you can’t think of things to do with veggies try making kabobs, a veggie burrito, stir-fry or mix veggies in your pasta sauce.
There is no wrong way to eat vegetables, the secret is you have to eat them to get the benefits!