The 28-Day Veggie Challenge

Food: Nutrition

By: // July 28, 2016

28-Day 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.

Related: 7 Easy Spiralized Recipes For Beginners

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

Veggie Challenge Free Downloads

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!

Join our 28-Day Veggie Challenge to learn new ways to make your favorite veggies, tons of nutritional info and up that veggie intake! #28dayveggiechallenge #eatyourveggies

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Delynn on July 27, 2016 at 10:33 PMReply


barbara fletcher on July 25, 2016 at 6:03 PMReply

still having problems... :(

    Chris Freytag on July 26, 2016 at 2:53 PMReply

    Hi Barbara - so sorry! My only recommendation is to try again later - we have lots of people signing up so it could be that it's having trouble with the amount of traffic. If it continues to be a problem, send an email to and we can sign up manually and get you all the info directly. Thanks for you patience and persistance!

Pam Burns on July 25, 2016 at 11:42 AMReply

WOOHOO!! I can't wait!!

    Kim Thompson on July 25, 2016 at 2:17 PMReply

    I am having a problem getting past the email.

Annie McKenzie on July 24, 2016 at 7:02 PMReply

I attempted to sign up for your 28 day Veggie Challenge but couldn't get any further than putting in my e-mail. It said 50% completed for a very long time. ?? Annie

    Chris Freytag on July 25, 2016 at 12:20 PMReply

    Hmm, so sorry to hear that Annie. I just tried it and it seemed to work for me! Make sure you click on the sign up box, enter your email and hit "take the challenge." Let me know if you're still having trouble!

Dan on July 24, 2016 at 1:39 PMReply

Hello Chris! I love this challenge. I was wondering if you will consider vegetables appropriate for people with irritable bowel syndrome. Thank you.

    Chris Freytag on July 25, 2016 at 3:06 PMReply

    Hi Dan! Yes, I absolutely think people with IBS can still eat vegetables - you may just discover that certain ones are more bothersome than others, but vegetables are often loaded with fiber which can be beneficial for your digestive system. You can start with a small amount or cook the vegetables until you learn whether or not certain ones bother you.

Dawn jones on July 24, 2016 at 1:13 PMReply

I can't wait . This is following exactly the path I want to take with my health.

barbara fletcher on July 24, 2016 at 11:46 AMReply

I'd love to join the challenge, but nothing happens when I hit the TAKE THE CHALLANGE button...

    Chris Freytag on July 25, 2016 at 12:18 PMReply

    Sorry to hear that, Barbara! We just double checked it and it seems like it working for us. Make you type click in the sign up box, enter your email address and hit take the challenge. Let us know if you're still having trouble!

Emma de la Riva on July 24, 2016 at 10:08 AMReply

Happy to star this challenge

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