9 Meal-Prep Hacks to Help You Eat More Veggies
Have you ever looked back on what you ate and thought, “Wow, I didn’t have any vegetables today, how did that happen?” For most of us, it’s pretty easy to hit—and exceed—the recommended daily servings of carbohydrates. But getting the USDA-suggested three to five servings of vegetables per day takes effort.
One of the best ways to make sure you eat more veggies is to plan ahead. “The less you have to do when you’re hungry, the better decisions you’re going to make,” says Carlene Thomas, RDN. “At the end of a long day, if meal prep is already done, that makes it much easier to eat healthfully.”
Research bears this out. One 2017 study found that people who engage in meal planning are more likely to eat a variety of foods and have a healthier diet, and less likely to be overweight.