Vegetables are a nutritional powerhouse!
The naturally occurring enzymes help the body break down cooked foods and cultivate a healthy community of beneficial bacteria.
This digestive support is extremely helpful especially during the beginning of the program when your gut is still healing.
Our recommendation is that you consume 70% of your vegetables raw.
Here are a few tips to spice up your meal plan and add more veggies.
1. ADD A GREEN SMOOTHIE
Try our Kale Berry Smoothie with hemp or chia seeds for an occasional meal replacement.
Greens like spinach, baby kale, or even beet greens have a mild taste and are great to use as a smoothie base.
2. ADD SWEET VEGGIES
Try a new veggie like fennel which has a sweet taste.
It’s high in fiber and is great for a stand-alone snack or filled with a protein like cottage cheese for a meal.
3. REPLACE SALADS WITH LETTUCE WRAPS
Try wrapping burgers or any grilled protein in leafy greens like romaine or different colored Swiss chard.
Use butter lettuce as a bowl for our Chili, Sloppy Joe, or Chicken Salad recipe.
4. TRY ORGANIC SALSA
Use fresh veggies and spices to make an organic salsa or use our Bruschetta recipe as a topping over any grilled protein.
5. BAKE KALE CHIPS
Spray some Bragg Liquid Amino’s over kale and bake until crisp for a delicious snack!
6. SAUTE VEGGIES
Use 1-2 tsp of Grapeseed or Coconut Oil and garlic to saute veggies like peppers, onions, spinach, beet greens, and zucchini.
Add your favorite spices and 3 egg whites and you have a complete meal.
7. CROCK-POT VEGETABLE SOUP
Make a large serving of soup in a crockpot and serve with some raw veggies for a complete meal.