Over the past month I have realized my personal struggle with eating enough vegetables on a regular basis. Anyone else have this issue? YES…the majority of Americans. So I started thinking about how I could solve this veggie dilemma. And the answer is not simply ‘Eat more vegetables’. It takes a little more effort than that to create a sustainable solution…It’s time to develop a S.M.A.R.T. goal!
My personal veggie S.M.A.R.T. goal is: Eat 3 cups of vegetables at least 5 days a week.
How am I going to make this happen? I’ve created a list of veggie options that I enjoy, or am willing to try, in order to reach my vegetable goal! My list of ideas is at the end of this post.
You can follow this same process if you’re having trouble getting adequate servings from a food group, working physical activity into your day, or other nutrition/health troubles. Just start with a S.M.A.R.T. goal and then create a list of realistic ways you can attain your goal. You can do it!
Karman’s Veggie Solutions:
- Keep baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and cucumber on hand to eat raw with hummus
- Have a leafy green salad (2 cups) at least twice a week
- Plan to have at least one vegetable serving with every lunch and dinner during the week