Whether it's time to make your meal preparation for the week or fix a plate at dinnertime, many people can't fathom vegetables filling the majority of their plates. In most cases, there's a casserole or a fried meat dish serving as the main entree. Not only is it healthier to gather more vegetables on your plate, it can also be very delicious. If you'd like to experience weight loss and management, a huge part of the battle involves what you put in your mouth on a daily basis. Consider these healthy and delicious options that can help you reach your goal.
1. Breakfast: Green Smoothie
Pour some water or almond milk in a blender. Add a ripe banana for sweetness. Throw in a handful of spinach or kale. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you want to make sure this smoothie is packed with power. Add two tablespoons of Chia seeds for fiber and high nutritional value. If you'd like to throw in some wheatgrass or spirulina powder, your body will appreciate it. For a tropical flavor, add a few cubes of pineapple and mango. Blend the mix together for three to five minutes and drink. The morning is a great time to take your supplements and weight loss tablets as well.
2. Lunch: Kale Salad
Kale is delicious, hearty and filling. However, it can be a bit tough. So, choose a great acidic dressing to break it down. Lemon garlic dressing and balsamic vinegar dressing tend to do well. Cut up an avocado, cucumber and tomato. Add these veggies into the mix. If you'd like to add some depth, sprinkle a few Parmesan crisps on top. If you choose to add some grilled chicken, tofu or black beans, any of these protein choices can serve as a supplement instead of the star player of the meal.
3. Dinner: Vegetable Sides
Wash and dry a head of cauliflower. Separate the florets. Dip them in a batter and bake them. Once they are baked, add a sweet and sour sauce. Many vegans understand the beauty of cauliflower and how delicious it can be as a main entree. Steam a handful of asparagus and green beans. Add a bit of lemon zest and seasonings to the blend. Lastly, sweet potatoes are hearty and come with tons of nutrients. You can bake a sweet potato in the oven and add some vegan butter, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.
4. Dessert: Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Yogurt is creamy, delicious and feels naughty. If you don't like dairy products, consider choosing a soy or almond milk option. Pull out a waffle bowl. Add the yogurt to the bowl. Top with a sweet, ripe fruit of your choice. Berry blends, mangos and pineapples are all great options. Enjoy!