• Bethany Thompson

Prep For Success - Veggie 101


TRUTH: If your food is bland there is good chance you will feel deprived and it will take A LOT more willpower to stay on plan. So unless you are super self-disciplined I suggest you invest some time and energy into learning how to meal prep. For me I had to learn what is actually considered a veggie (aka not beans or corn) and then how to prepare them in flavorful ways! Veggies are a great source of fiber and eating them makes you feel full and satisfied - which ultimately increases your chances of long term success. Some of my favorite ways to prepare veggies (cauliflower, broccoli and asparagus) are to toss them lightly in olive oil and sprinkle with minced garlic and parmesan cheese and bake in the oven. I also eat a lot of cauliflower rice and spaghetti squash. They have very little flavor so you can season them any way you like and the best part is it"tricks" my brain into feeling like I ate carbs (double-win)! Salads are also an excellent option - you can put your protein in them, they are easy to bring to work and there are countless variations. Lastly, check out your spice cabinet. Spices are the easiest way to enhance the flavor of your food without going off plan! I love garlic salt, butter & cheese sprinkles (in moderation) and my personal favorite- Chef Paul Prudhomme Vegetable Seasoning. It can make any veggie taste good! Have any other veggies tips to share? I would love to hear them! Comment Below! - BT


DISCLAIMER: James Thompson is a sports nutritionist with over 25 year of hands-on practical experience.  He is not a registered nutritionist or a dietitian.  THIS INFORMATION AND ALL RECOMMENDATIONS MADE ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DESIGNED TO SERVE AS A DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF ANY ILLNESS OR DISEASE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED MEDICAL, HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU START ANY NUTRITION OR EXERCISE PROGRAM. BY BEGINNING THIS OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE HAD CLEARANCE FROM YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO DO SO.