Sometimes it can seem so hard to get in enough veggies!
First, you have to buy them! And then you have to make sure to use them before they go bad.
And you need to set aside time to prepare the veggies; there is washing, chopping, and mixing to be done. That is, assuming you already have a recipe. If not, gotta find a good one first!
There are many reasons it is hard for us to get in lots of good veggies.
I am introducing you to a convenient and powerful practice that will help you get more veggies into your diet right away.
I call them “fridge salads”!
All you have to do is set aside one session a week to make a delicious salad packed with veggies that will hold up in the fridge for days.
By the way, in the cooler weather, I replace the fridge salads with tasty veggie soup.
The point here is that you always have a super quick and appealing way to get veggies into your body right away.
Just dish out a bowl of the salad on the spot. It’s already dressed and ready to go!
Or if it’s a soup you just have to heat it up.
The salad (or soup) can be for snacks or used as part of a meal.
If I’m super busy and I don’t have time to make a full meal I can always quickly cook up a steak, pork chops, or burgers and my veggies require no extra effort at all.
I also use the fridge salad (or soup) as a quick and healthy snack.
These salads are super tasty and they hold up really well in the fridge for days.
One of my favorite coleslaw recipes is Emeril’s Kicked Up Coleslaw.
Fridge salads, by their nature, include hearty veggies that can really hold up in the fridge for days even though they are already dressed. You can use veggies such as cabbage, kale, parsley, celery, carrots, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, fennel, and more.
Click below for seven great salad recipes that are perfect “fridge salads”.
As for soup, there are plenty of options. I just try to keep the veggie soups chock full of veggies and low in fatty or protein-rich foods. This way I can add them to any meal without adding a bunch of calories.
When you heat it up if you want to add some fat or protein you can always do that by adding things like hemp seeds, coconut milk, chickpeas, lentils, peas, or beans.