What A Nutrition Educator Eats: Vegetable Boosting Edition

by November 25, 2018

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Have you ever stared in the face of a radish and said, either in your head or out loud (no judgement), ‘What am I going to do with you?!’

Do you reach for a fresh piece of fruit instead of a bag of celery sticks because celery is, well, kinda boring?

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Have you, consciously or unconsciously, gone a whole day without eating vegetables?

About 2 weeks ago, I made a commitment to massively increase my vegetable consumption.

I did a mini 3-day juice cleanse to help eliminate my cravings for meat, oil and all things grains, and followed the cleanse up with 8 days of pumping my body with as much veg as possible.

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3 days of juicing + massive amounts of veggies at every meal = a new found love for all things vegetable.

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Mission accomplished.

Here are some of the breakfasts, snacks and lunches that I’ve had that are heavy on the veg AND overflowing with yum.

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Veggies and Sauerkraut.

Instead of constantly opting for hummus as a dip for my veggies, I tried sandwiching them between a pile of sauerkraut… and it was good.

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Salad Bar.

Dad cut up a bunch of random veggies from the fridge – roasted, leftovers, raw, baked, all sorts. And put them on several different plates. We loaded up each of our plates with a bed of greens and customized our salads to our liking. Mad props, papa Vogel.

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Zucchini Pasta.

Transforming a couple of zucchinis into a heaping pile of raw pasta is easy with this inexpensive spiralizing tool. I LOVE mine. Topped off with some sprouted beans and steamed broccoli and onions and this girl is ready to go!

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Crouching Smoothie Hidden Vegetable.

You couldn’t even guess that behind this watermelon smoothie lies 1 cup of steamed cauliflower and 1/2 cup of butternut squash! Mwahaha!

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Really Good Salad Dressing.

A great salad is all in the dressing. This salad is of the steamed variety, my personal favorite because I find that lightly steamed vegetables are a lot easier on my digestion than straight-up raw ones.

Need a couple of healthy dressing ideas? My healthy marinade recipes double as salad dressings!

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Fresh Veggie Juice Instead of An Appetizer.

Kevin and I like to start our restaurant visits with a couple of appetizers but, during our last couple of restaurant visits, we’ve ordered fresh pressed juice as the start to our meals. Such a great way to inject a bit more veggies into our day in a yummy way!

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Raw Food On The Go.

We’ve been in Vegas for the past 4 days so I’ve taken it as an opportunity to visit as many raw food restaurants as I can find. Raw food restaurants are guaranteed to serve up the freshest, purest veggies out there. Perfect for my veg-maxing goal.

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Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.

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