Plant Strong All Day Long

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Easy tips to add more plants to your diet, aka beyond fruits and nuts

Looking to add more plants to your meals and snacks? Look no further. Here are five tips to start adding more plants to your daily routine.

  1. Plan ahead! You know that you will get hungry throughout your day. Instead of trying to find something healthy when you are starving, plan out what you will eat for the week.
  2. Food prep! Once you create your plan, go to the supermarket and buy the foods you will be eating. Next prepare and pack your meals and snacks so you can stick to your plan.
  3. Balance your meals and snacks with vegetables, fruit, lean protein (i.e., beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and soy), and healthy fat (i.e, avocado, olives, nuts, and seeds).
  4. Fruits and some vegetables can be eaten raw (i.e., apples, berries, carrots, cucumber, melon, oranges, etc.). Vegetables can also be eaten in a salad or grilled, steamed, and sautéed (i.e., bell peppers, broccoli, corn, kale, tomatoes, etc.).
  5. Eat a balanced meal or snack about every 3-4 hours. Shorter periods between meals and snacks, will help you stay focused and energized all day long.

Try these tips out and let me know how it goes. My next posts will focus on plant strong recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Audrey Lee
Audrey Lee is a performance coach, sport nutrition coach, group exercise instructor, Paddle Into Fitness Master Trainer, WPA certified SUP yoga instructor, and 200 hour certified YA yoga instructor. She has her PhD in Exercise Sport Science and her Master’s degree in nutrition. Her passion is integrating the mind-body connection into her coaching to help people find balance and reach their highest potential. She lives in Park City, Utah and loves the outdoors, playing in the mountains or on water.


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