Getting in all of your healthy vegetables can be a challenge. Besides the salads, and side vegetables I need to get some in throughout the day. Usually I have a fruit for breakfast and vegetables for lunch and dinner. In a perfect healthy eating world, I would have 2 snacks a day that are vegetables. I don’t usually get time for snacks so that leaves me short sometimes. Here is a way that I got my protein and spinach in for breakfast or any meal. First I must confess that I am not a very good omelet maker. No matter what I try, I always seem to split it in half when I flip it. So I decided to make an open faced omelet. I used 1/2 cup of egg substitute, a tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese, red pepper flakes for some bite and a generous handful of spinach slightly chopped. After the eggs were cooked, I put on the cheese and spinach and let it heat for just a couple of minutes and put it on a plate. I put about 2 tablespoons of salsa on top. This has very few calories, protein and a generous serving of vegetables. It is also very filling. You can also add any other vegetables that you wish.
When you are looking for a different way to eat your vegetables, experiment. I have found a lot of uses for spinach. It is one vegetable that is usually found in my refrigerator.
What are some of your favorite vegetables? I would love to hear your ideas!Kathy is a contributing writer at Lindsay Ann Loft. She has been sharing her weight loss story and tips with our readers since 2011. She has a passion for healthy eating and helping others with their journey to a healthier lifestyle.