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Eat Your Veggies: Weekly Habit Practice

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Eat Your Vegetables at Each Meal This Week

Simple Instructions:

  • Eat a serving of vegetables with your three main meals each day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • You do not have to eat a serving of vegetables with your snacks (but veggies do make good snacks, FYI).
  • Vegetables can be raw or cooked, mixed in or flying solo.
  • It doesn’t have to be complicated. Getting your vegetables can be as simple as adding sauteed onions or mushrooms to your steak or throwing a big handful of spinach into your scrambled eggs

Why Is This Practice Important?

Did you know kale has as much calcium as milk? That cauliflower and red peppers are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids? And that you can get a dose of vitamin D from certain mushrooms?

In fact, the nutrients usually associated with milk, fish, and eggs are also available to you in the produce aisle of the supermarket. And because they are rich in fiber and generally low in sugar, veggies are also a tasty and satisfying way to get and stay full without busting up your nutrition plan.

So consider this week your vegetable adventure (vegeventure?), and stay optimistic — this could be the week you discover your new favorite vegetable.

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For some inspiration, try easy and tasty vegetable recipes:

 

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Becca earned her MFA in Cinema-Television Production at USC’s famed film school, and her first career was as a music editor. Becca found her way to career number two through martial arts. She trained in BJJ and muay Thai and worked with professional MMA fighters, building websites, organizing fight promotions, and producing videos.

In 2005, she became a student at CrossFit Los Angeles where she met WLC co-founders Andy Petranek and Michael Stanwyck. In only a couple years, she became CrossFit Level III Certified, left her entertainment career, and dedicated herself full time to coaching, serving as the Program Director of CFLA and founder of the CFLA CrossFit Kids program. After seven years as a music editor and then eight years as fitness instructor, Becca segued to her current career — full-time editor and writer.

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