We all understand the importance of eating a ton of colorful vegetables. From getting a boat load of different nutrients, to filling you up without to many calories to tasting delicious, vegetables are great for a number of different reasons.
Your right! Breakfast seems to be the most challenging.
Today I want to ask you why? Is it hard to eat vegetables at breakfast because they don’t “go” with breakfast? Or is it because it feels strange and it is not part of our cultures norm?
If you feel that it is not “normal” to eat veggies at breakfast I still challenge you to ask yourself “why?”. Where did you read that? Who told you that? Is it really abnormal or is that something you tell yourself in your head?
What would you think if you saw a person eating vegetables for breakfast? I doubt you would point and laugh at them for doing that, you probably would say something like “wow look at that person their health is probably super important to them.”
Often times we tell ourselves stories in our head that are not true, like it is weird to eat vegetables at breakfast. I challenge you to rewrite that in your head and to eat vegetables at breakfast.
Today I want to share with you 3 strategies to add veggies in your breakfast.
I’m sure we can all agree that the easiest way to get vegetables in our breakfast is by throwing them in an omelet. You can add some peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms, even broccoli in an omelet and it taste delicious. Now I understand that most people don’t have time to make an omelet each and every morning. How about making a big frittata with some veggies one day and just heating a piece up each morning? This way you won’t have to cook breakfast each day but you can still get in protein and vegetables with your breakfast. Now if you don’t want to make a frittata can you simply make some sautéed veggies on the side with whatever else you are eating? Having some hard-boiled eggs? Why not some pepper and onions on the side, it is the same thing as having them in an omelet.
If you are super busy and pressed for time a shake might be your best option here. You have a few different options; you can either make your own shake or throw some veggies in the blender, or you can buy a greens powder. Personally I like the Vega Plant Based Protein Powders, I think they taste delicious and help me get in my protein and vegetables in. You can also buy greens powder, one brand we recommend would be Green Vibrance.
One of the most simple ways to get vegetables is to simply eat them raw. It is easy to grab a handful of spinach before you walk out of the door, or cut up a few extra carrots the night before to throw in a sandwich bag you can munch on with breakfast. Keep things so simple that you barely have to think about it.
Again I know eating vegetables may not feel “normal” but I challenge you to ask yourself what story you are telling yourself in your head. How can you rewrite that story and become the person you want to be?
Changing your habits is all about becoming an explorer and this is a great place to start. Try eating some vegetables with your breakfast and see how it goes.
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