#30DayVeggie Challenge

By Karen Psiaki, RD, LDN April 1, 2015

I’m tired of always being told what NOT to do when it comes to health and nutrition. Don’t eat this. Don’t eat that. This is bad for you. That is bad for you. Most of it is good, accurate advice, but after a while, all that negativity starts to become overwhelming! So this spring, I’ve decided to change my way of thinking by focusing on what I WILL do. That’s why, for the month of April, I’ll be challenging myself to try something new and different. For these 30 days, I will eat a vegetable at every single meal (even breakfast). Maybe this sounds easy for you, but for me, it’s not. I like vegetables as much as the next girl, but I don’t make it a priority to feature them prominently in my diet, especially not at breakfast. That’s all about to change! My goals are to increase my intake of nutrient-rich, low-calorie foods and to add variety to my diet.

As I set out on this journey, I’ll be documenting my daily meals via Instagram @thebodydept and @karenpsiaki. I’ll share photos of my meals along with recipes that way you can easily follow along.

Here are some of my sample meals:

Shawn Johnson's the body department - #30DayVeggie Challenge

Shawn Johnson's the body department - #30DayVeggie Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1:

Breakfast: Easy Microwavable Scrambled Eggs

Lunch: Ham, cheese, and hummus wrap, apple, and simple salad

Dinner: Baked Chicken Dinner

Shawn Johnson's the body department - #30DayVeggie Challenge

Shawn Johnson's the body department - #30DayVeggie Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2:

Breakfast: Spinach and Celery Smoothie

Lunch: Open-faced salami and hummus sandwich (on dark rye bread), orange slices, and celery sticks with peanut butter

Dinner: Pesto salmon, salad, and rice

I hope that you’ll consider following along and doing this simple, effective challenge too! Here’s how:

1. Eat Vegetables every day at every meal for 30 Days.

2. Share a photo of your meal on Instagram using #30DayVeggie and be sure to tag @thebodydept and me @karenpsiaki.

3. Finally, don’t give up… Even if you miss a veggie meal or a whole day of veggies try again. This challenge is meant to encourage us to eat more vegetables, not discourage us from eating healthy.

I can’t wait to see all of your photos!

*This post was originally published on Karen’s website, www.karenpsiaki.com. For more from Karen be sure to visit www.karenpsiaki.com