Eat a vegetable with every meal, just like your mother told you.

HOW’D YOU DO?

I hope you all did last month’s Breakfast Protein Challenge! Did you try incorporating at least 20 grams of protein during breakfast? If so, did you notice the difference in satiety that high protein can make in your morning? I’m so proud of you if you did. Now this month, our focus is going to go back to veggies!

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Now that it’s getting warmer and more produce is in coming into season, I’m so excited to start eating more fresh vegetables. So I want to challenge you to do the same—honor your mom for Mother’s Day by eating a vegetable with every meal for the entire month of May! Yes, that includes breakfast. I know it’s tough to get veggies in first thing in the morning, but I’m sure you can do it! We’re hoping this challenge will help keep vegetables at the top of your mind, and to help you form the habit of eating more veggies. There are so many benefits to a high-vegetable diet, and we want you to experience them all!

THE BENEFITS

Vegetables play an important role in every diet. There’s a reason vegetables are known as nutritional powerhouses—they’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals (like antioxidants). Vegetables are also low in calories, so they’re a great way to have a low-calorie meal, but because of the fiber they contain, you’ll still feel full. Studies have also shown that eating vegetables regularly can protect against cardiovascular disease, obesity, stroke, and more.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

Our recipes always try to incorporate lots of veggies, so browse our blog for ideas, or create and share your own veggie-rich meal with us. We want to see your ideas, so be sure to share how you’re completing this challenge on social media with #ifitnutritionchat. So for this month, really focus on your veggie intake, and try to include at least one serving at every meal!