How to Eat More Vegetables: Tip #7

How to Eat More Vegetables: Move vegetables to the center of the plate.
We all know we should eat more vegetables. But how, how do we do that, really? What real-life tips and ideas work? How can we build our lives around the healthiest of all foods, vegetables? Every Saturday, the 'veggie evangelist' shares practical tips and ideas from the experience of herself, her readers and other bloggers.

And now for this week's tip:

How to Eat More Vegetables

TIP #7
Move vegetables to the center of the plate. Both figuratively and literally. First, the figurative. When planning the week's menus, start with the vegetable, then plan the meal around it, as in, "Tonight we're having roasted asparagus. Let's see, that would taste great with roasted salmon." (Sound good? It is! This is a favorite spring recipe, Roasted Salmon & Asparagus, just 10 minutes hands-on time, no kidding.) Now the literal. Place a large portion of vegetables on the plate. Now squeeze on a little protein.

AND YOU? What about you, would moving vegetables to the center of the plate make a difference?

TIP #8
Coming next week!

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How to Eat More Vegetables from What Megan's Making
(note, Megan didn't contribute this but it's so good, I wanted to link to it)

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A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.


  1. It's so simple, but such a great idea! During the growing season, I plan our menus around what shows up in the CSA box, but in the winter/spring I end up switching that around.
    Like tonight-I know we're having "meat"loaf because I moved it from the freezer to the fridge to thaw 2 days ago, but I'm scanning your website for ideas on what to serve alongside. I've got a box of spinach in the freezer . . .


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