At this point in your life, you might feel like you’re stuck in a rut with your eating habits. The last time anyone was excitedly encouraging you to chow down on broccoli instead of less healthy alternatives was probably many years ago. Most of what we get today is some side-eye from a partner or an article on how vegetables will cure absolutely everything. When it comes right down to it, though, eating healthily should be encouraged because it makes you feel good. We’ve pulled together 10 tips to help you get more veggies in your diet so that you wake up tomorrow, next week and next year feeling your best.
Make a List
We love lists, but this one is probably our favorite. Experiment with vegetables to see which ones you actually enjoy eating.
You know what sucks? Mushy (or overly firm) vegetables. It’s hard to enjoy food with bad texture.
Learn to Store
Similarly to the shopping issues, learn to actually store your veggies in a way that doesn’t kill their flavor.
Try Different Cooking Methods
You know what some people find gross? Cooked spinach. Know what some of those same people love? Raw spinach.
Some people just need a little bit of deception with their dinner.
Or Don’t Hide Them
If you’ve been exclusively eating cauliflower that’s been made into a mac n cheese sauce for the past year, it might be time to try the real deal.
You’re not required to only enjoy lightly steamed green vegetables with no butter or oil or salt for the rest of your life.
Make It a Party
Invited to a party or potluck? You’d be surprised how well a veggie plate can go over. Social sciences tell us we want to be more like our peers, too!
Whether you’re getting creative in the kitchen or ordering something out of the ordinary at a restaurant, you may just find a new favorite.
Have a vegetable that you’re particularly fond of that tends to be a little pricey? You’ll be more likely to eat it so it doesn’t go to waste!