One of the cornerstones in our nutrition training at Mama Bootcamp is eating veggies. Lots and lots and lots of veggies.
You’d have to have been living under a rock to not know that a healthy diet must include lots of vegetables. But let’s get real - even though we all know it, we don’t all do it every day. For me, a big factor is the time – those veggies have to be washed, dried, and cut before I can eat them!
The small time investment is more than made up for by the benefit. By eating your veggies, you are not only loading yourself up with vitamins and minerals that are essential to healthy living, you are giving yourself so much more. Veggies not only help your body function better, but they can help you lose weight, look younger and even help prevent cancer. Sounds like a good deal to me!
Your challenge this week looks (and sounds familiar): Eat your veggies! But this week, let’s work on making it part of your regular routine and making it easy (and fast, too!). You should be eating 10-12 servings of veggies every single day. With one serving the equivalent of a half of a cup, you can fit a whole day’s worth of these health-making beauties into one quart-size plastic bag. We call these our “Grab ‘N Go’s”.
Pick out several different veggies, and try to be sure to cover as many “colors” as you can. Dark green, light green and red are my favorites, with a little white thrown in, too. Chop them up into the size you like best, and fill up your quart-sized
bags. Put them in the fridge so they’re ready to go (maybe pair them up with your favorite dip - hummus is mine).
With just a small time investment, the “work” is done for the whole week! On your way out door every morning, you can grab a bag full of yum! Snack on it all day long, and enjoy the awesome results.