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The 28-Day Veggie Challenge

Food: Nutrition

By: // July 16, 2018


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 show you that veggies can taste amazing!!

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Why Eat Vegetables

The reasons go on and on! It’s probably not a surprise to you that vegetables are full of nutrients, phytonutrients, antioxidants and key vitamins and minerals. They are also known to:

  • reduce blood pressure
  • provide nutrition to support your overall health and maintenance of your body
  • flush out toxins from your body
  • aid in weight loss due to their low fat, high fiber content
  • lower your risk of diabetes
  • prevent bone problems
  • improve immune function
  • protect the stomach and digestive tract from diseases like cancer
  • improve eye health
  • support healthy skin, hair and nails
  • add color and variety to your meals
  • and more!

Essentially, they’re one of the BEST things that you can eat in this world. 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.

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How The Challenge Works

With a little time and effort, you can learn your favorite ways to make vegetables; it’s just takes a little commitment! Which is why we’re asking you to take this one month and choose to experiment with a different vegetable every day. We have loads of recipes on our site with all of the vegetables we include on the downloadable calendar so all you need to do is type your veggie into the search bar and pick your recipe! Plus, you’re getting a 62-page Veggie Handbook PACKED with info.

Included In Your Guide:

  • 28 Different Veggies—each with its own nutrition profile and list of benefits
  • 3 ways to prepare each veggie
  • How to pick, prep, cut, and wash different veggies
  • Tips on how to keep your produce fresh
  • Easy tips for meal prep

Did we mention this is a 62-page guide?! Get all the info you’ll ever need to make getting your daily veggies second-nature and truly delicious. Make friends with veggies and change the way you eat and the way you feel!

All you have to do is click the below image and download our 28-day veggie calendar featuring a different vegetable for every day! Feel free to follow along exactly with the calendar or switch things up and choose a different vegetable based on what’s available or your preference; the point is just to eat and learn about a different vegetable each day!

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’s normal and 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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16 Comments


on July 18, 2018 at 10:05 AM Reply

I’m in - can’t get in to sign up


    on July 20, 2018 at 8:08 AM Reply

    Hi Terre - sorry you're having trouble. If you click the "join for free" button, you should be able to just enter your email address and have everything sent to you! Let me know if you're still having trouble.


on July 3, 2018 at 4:05 PM Reply

Love this challenge ju


on July 27, 2016 at 10:33 PM Reply

Join


on July 25, 2016 at 6:03 PM Reply

still having problems... :(


    on July 26, 2016 at 2:53 PM Reply

    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 info@gethealthyu.com and we can sign up manually and get you all the info directly. Thanks for you patience and persistance!


on July 25, 2016 at 11:42 AM Reply

WOOHOO!! I can't wait!!


    on July 25, 2016 at 2:17 PM Reply

    I am having a problem getting past the email.


on July 24, 2016 at 7:02 PM Reply

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


    on July 25, 2016 at 12:20 PM Reply

    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!


on July 24, 2016 at 1:39 PM Reply

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


    on July 25, 2016 at 3:06 PM Reply

    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.


on July 24, 2016 at 1:13 PM Reply

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


on July 24, 2016 at 11:46 AM Reply

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


    on July 25, 2016 at 12:18 PM Reply

    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!


on July 24, 2016 at 10:08 AM Reply

Happy to star this challenge



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