How to eat more vegetables?

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Sarah Achleithner

How to eat more vegetables can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Since research shows that eating more vegetables on a regular basis can lead to a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and ischemic stroke, it’s important to eat as many veggies as possible to improve your health [



Here are some practical ways to eat more vegetables and incorporate them in your daily routine.

  • Sneak leafy greens like spinach or kale into a

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  • Add vegetables to meals you already enjoy (i.e., spinach, bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms to omelets, sandwiches, wraps, pasta dishes, or stir-fries).

  • Dip raw vegetables (like carrots, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, or bell pepper strips) in your favorite hummus.

  • Add vegetables (such as kale or spinach) to soups or stews.

  • Use zucchini noodles instead of pasta, cauliflower rice instead of white rice, or lettuce wraps instead of tortillas.

  • Make a meal plan and grocery list that includes plenty of vegetables so you have them on hand throughout the week.

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