Spooky! Don't be afraid, it's just vegetables


Spooky! Don't be afraid, it's just vegetables

by Amanda Jane Snyder

What's scarier? Fruits and veggies? Or starving yourself? You might be overfed but starving. Most Americans are!

What happens when we eat ultra processed foods? Our body never feels satisfied because it's most likely deficient of vital micronutrients. It never feels satisfied and so we stay hungry. We stay hungry and therefore are always eating but starving.

10 ways to sneak fruits and veggies into your meals

  1. Fruit smoothies/smoothie bowls/juicing
  2. Side salad at every meal
  3. Baked potato with veggie toppings
  4. Veggies and hummus/guacamole
  5. Soups and stews
  6. A salad as the main meal topped with your favorite fats and proteins
  7. Veggies such as broccoli, peas, or tomatoes added to pasta dishes
  8. Veggies such as cauliflower or sweet potato added to tacos or burritos
  9. Leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers added to sandwiches
  10. Veggies such as peppers, broccoli, or tomatoes added to omelettes or vegan omelettes

Even after sneaking in these fruits and veggies you still may be micronutrient deficient. The quality of our soil is just not the same anymore so fruits and veggies are still missing a whole host of good stuff that we need. I recommend getting a blood test from your primary care physician and checking the stats. From there, you can determine what you may need a little extra help with through supplements. As a vegan, I do this every year and may swap some things in and out depending on how the tests look. My current daily supplement list leaves me feeling energized and strong!

How do you fit in fruits and veggies into your diet? Are you deficient in any micronutrients? If so, which ones do you struggle to get naturally?

What's Scarier Than The Truth?Amanda Jane Snyder

Amanda Jane Snyder is a Certified Nutrition Coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, and Mindset Coach living in Brooklyn, NY. She has been vegan since 2016. She specializes in Strength and Conditioning for Actors, Singers, and Dancers.

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Amanda is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach and a Lifestyle/Mindset Coach living in Brooklyn, NY! In the midst of the ever-changing fitness industry chock full of fad diets, Amanda uses her program Forever Fit to help clients find true success through habit change, routine, and making health and fitness apart of their LIFESTYLE! She combines her love for the performing arts with her love of fitness to help actors, singers, and dancers create career longevity.

Brooklyn, NY

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