The 28-Day Veggie Challenge
You know you’re supposed to eat your vegetables, but do you? The USDA recommends 2-3 cups of vegetables per day and yet 87 percent of Americans are not reaching this amount. WHOA!!! That’s why we’re doing a 28-Day Veggie Challenge to get you in check and up that veggie intake in a fun way!
But we know that choosing vegetables isn’t always the easiest choice. Believe us, we’ve been in your shoes; you make the smart decision to order vegetables as your side at a restaurant and what comes out is a pile of under-seasoned broccoli and cauliflower mush. Right then and there, you decide you hate vegetables. But we want to change that and teach you how to make veggies taste amazing!! Which is why for every vegetable we feature over the next 28 days, we’re giving you three (and sometimes more!) delicious ways to prepare them so you’re sure to find a way that works for you!
Why Eat Vegetables
It’s probably not a surprise to you that vegetables are full of nutrients, phytonutrients, antioxidants and key vitamins and minerals. They are known to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases and provide nutrition to support your overall health and maintenance of your body. They are low in fat, high in fiber, contain no cholesterol and add color and variety to your meals.
And hey, don’t be shy if you need to buy frozen vegetables at the grocery store due to cost or availability. Frozen can be just as nutritious as fresh and often easier to use.
How The Challenge Works
We’ll also be sending you emails throughout the challenge with tips on everything vegetable related including how to keep your veggies fresh, how to cut certain hard-to-prep veggies and so much more! And did we mention, this entire challenge is FREE!
What You Get
- The FREE 60-page Veggie Handbook with 28 days of instruction
- The Challenge Calendar
- Amazing recipes
- Special emails throughout the month filled with tips and tricks
Click below to sign up for our FREE #28DayVeggieChallenge and join thousands of others to challenge yourself and family to eat more veggies! Join in on the fun and get started on a healthier diet NOW!
Things You Should Know
Alright, a little real talk. If you’re not used to eating vegetables in larger quantities or on a regular basis, your body may have a few side effects you’re not used to:
- If you’re eating raw cruciferous veggies (such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts or bok choy), you may notice some increased gas. The best way to avoid this is to start with a small amount or to cook the vegetable.
- Asparagus has a tendency to make your pee smell a little off. It will pass within 24 hours.
- If you’ve ever worked with beets, you know they can stain your fingers or other surfaces you may be working on. Well, the same can happen with your bowels, so don’t be alarmed if you see a little red/purple!
Can’t wait to hear about how all of you are including more vegetables into your diet!
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