24 Ways to Eat Vegetables with Every Meal

It’s one of the easiest ways to improve your diet: eat vegetables with every meal. This healthy habit has multiple benefits. Not only do you nourish your body with much-needed vitamins, minerals and fibers, but focusing on greens automatically stimulates you to make healthier food choices overall.

Years ago I wrote a blog post with 40 easy ideas to eat more vegetables every day. But now we’re taking it to the next-level. Most of us have got dinner’s covered, from a traditional meat-potato-and-veg to plant-based exotic cuisines or healthy takes on your favorite fast food. But what about the other meals of the day? Have a look at these 24 ways to have vegetables for breakfast, lunch and snack-time and enjoy it too!

 

Breakfast

Green smoothies and veggie juices have become a popular way to start the day. But if you prefer a more hearty meal, these nourishing breakfasts are just for you:

Green Smoothie Bowls

Green smoothie bowls are the perfect vehicle for blending in vegetables like spinach, beets and even frozen cauliflower – without you even noticing. Sprinkle nutrient-rich toppings on your smoothie bowl and you’ve got yourself a breakfast that will keep you full until lunchtime!

  1. Green Smoothie Bowl with Chia Seeds from DetoxDIY
Eat Veggies with Every Meal: Green Smoothie Bowl from DetoxDIY | The Health Sessions

 

2. Breakfast Beetroot Smoothie Bowl from A Tasty Love Story 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Breakfast Beetroot Smoothie Bowl from A Tasty Love Story | The Health Sessions

 

3. Veggie Loaded Smoothie Bowl Dreams from Earth Sprout 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Veggie Loaded Smoothie Bowl Dreams from Earth Sprout | The Health Sessions

 

Porridge Power

Fan of a warming bowl of goodness in the morning? Just add some shredded carrots, pumpkin puree or sautéed greens to your oats et voila, another way to effortlessly eat vegetables with every meal.

4. Morning Glory Oats from Joy The Baker

Eat More Vegetables with Every Meal: Morning Glory Oats from Joy the Baker | The Health Sessions

 

5. Superquick Pumpkin Porridge from Vanilla and Beans

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Pumpkin Porridge from Vanilla and Bean | The Health Sessions

 

6. Savory Steel Cut Oats from The Full Helping

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Savory Steel Cut Oats from The Full Helping | The Health Sessions

 

Green Eggs (Ham Optional)

The humble egg is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with protein, fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. Add some vitamin-C rich veggies like spinach, bell pepper or summer squash for a complete and satisfying breakfast.

7. Soft Boiled Eggs with Veggie Soldiers from NOMU

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Soft Boiled Eggs with Vegetable Soldiers from NOMU | The Health Sessions

 

8. Roasted Eggplant Shakshuka from The Brick Kitchen 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Spiced Eggplant Shakshuka from The Brick Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

9. Avocado Breakfast Burrito from Half Baked Harvest

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Avocado Breakfast Burrito from Half Baked Harvest | The Health Sessions

 

Pancakes and Waffles

Who doesn’t like a stack of pancakes or waffles on weekend mornings? Mix grated veggies in the batter for an added health boost.

10. Healthy Beetroot Pancakes from Pure Ella

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Healthy Beetroot Pancakes from Pure Ella | The Health Sessions

 

11. Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles from A Saucy Kitchen 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles from A Saucy Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

12. Flourless Zucchini Bread Pancakes from The Big Man’s World 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Flourless Zucchini Bread Pancakes from The Big Man's World | The Health Sessions

 

Lunch

Eating more vegetables with your lunch can be as simple as sprucing up your good old sandwich with slices of tomato and lettuce. But if you want to take your midday meal to the next level, have a look at these veggie-packed alternatives to your usual brown-bagged lunch.

13. Stuffed Pita Pockets from The Kitchen

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Stuffed Pita Pockets from The Kitchn | The Health Sessions

 

14. Vegetable Flatbread from Green Kitchen Stories

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Vegetable Flatbread from Green Kitchen Stories | The Health Sessions

 

15.  Sweet Potato Toast, 5 Ways from Nutrition Stripped

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Sweet Potato Toast 5 Ways from Nutrition Stripped | The Health Sessions

 

16. Hummus Veggie Wrap from FoodieCrush

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Hummus Veggie Wrap from Foodiecrush | The Health Sessions

 

Snacks

When the afternoon slump rolls around, resist the urge to hit the cookie jar for a sugar boost and try these vitamin bombs instead.

17. Veggie Snack Platter from Tuulia 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Veggie Snack Platter from Tuulia | The Health Sessions

 

18. Sweet Potato Baked Chips with Thyme from Cooking Melangery 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Sweet Potato Baked Chips with Thyme from Cooking Melangery | The Health Sessions

 

19. Veggie Spring Rolls with Thai Mango Dipping Sauce from Half Baked Harvest

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Avocado Veggie Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Mango Sauce from Half Baked Harvest | The Health Sessions

 

20. Butternut Squash and Feta Falafel with Smoked Chili Creme Fraiche from Food and Travel 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Butternut Squash and Feta Falafel from Food and Travel | The Health Sessions

 

Sweets & Desserts

It may seem a little weird or hardcore at first, but you can indulge your sweet tooth and eat your veggies with one bite. Sneak sweet-tasting vegetables like beets and pumpkin into your baked goods with the recipes below.

21. Beet Blueberry Muffins from Nutrition Stripped

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Beets Blueberry Muffins from Nutrition Stripped | The Health Sessions

 

22. Black Bean Brownie Bites from Green Kitchen Stories 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Black Bean Brownie Bites from Green Kitchen Stories | The Health Sessions

 

23. Green Smoothie Popsicles from Kitchen Confidante 

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Green Smoothie Popsicles from Kitchen Confidante | The Health Sessions

 

24. Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate and Walnut from The Awesome Green

Eat Vegetables with Every Meal: Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate and Walnuts from The Awesome Green | The Health Sessions

 

Do you eat vegetables with every meal? What’s your favourite way of sneaking more greens into your breakfast, lunch and snacks? 

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Posted by:

Jennifer Mulder


01/01/2017
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  • Claire Saul

    Great post and information – I have shared a link on my regular feature Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You! Claire (PainPalsBlog) x