It can be really hard to get plenty of vegetables into your diet, especially if you’re always on the go. Often, it’s easier to stop in at the supermarket for a snack or pause for lunch at a local cafe. But getting your veggies can actually be an improvement – you can save money on costly snacking and give yourself a healthy boost! Just try our simple tips.
Prepare your snacks
Arduous as it may sound, preparing yourself a little snack pot to put in your bag means you’ll always be prepared. Whether you’re caught in traffic or running late for a meeting, you’ll have something good to reach for.
Carrots are a go-to on-the-go snack. Chop into sticks and take some hummus for the mid afternoon slump.
Kale crisps are the latest trendy health snack, but you can make your own by simply removing the leaves of freshly washed kale and cutting into bitesize pieces; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and bake on 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10-15 minutes. until edges are browned.
Cherry tomatoes are a delicious summery snack!
Sliced red peppers are also a great alternative to carrot sticks.
Add some extra
Take a look at what you’re planning to cook over the next few days – is there any way you can boost the veggie count? Some simple ways to do that include:
Swap a normal jacket potato for a sweet potato
Add lots of sweetcorn to tuna mayo (and cut down on the mayo!)
Swap a pasta sauce for roasted veggies
Add a salad side
Make a soup to use up any veggies you have lingering around the kitchen – tasty and saves on waste!
Breakfast feels like the home of toast and cereal – granola at our most healthy. But breakfast can be a great place to start your healthy, veg-filled day!
Fill an omelette with chopped veg – tomatoes, peppers and onions especially make a great addition.
Try your leftovers – if you’re the type of person that can stomach a good breakfast, could you reuse your leftovers?
Have a full English – not your traditional one! But if you are having a lazy morning, nothing beats roasted mushrooms and tomatoes!
We love to hear your tips for getting more healthy things into your daily diet – what are your best tips?