How Do I Eat More Veggies?

Yes, we all know that we need to eat more veggies but I know it can be hard some days.  Yesterday was an extremely busy day on top of being tired and I am ashamed to say my best source was coming from the sauce on the slice of pizza I had for lunch – yikes!  So, how do you make it easier to eat veggies?


Any type of pizza is always a winner – here is a simple recipe I like to make to help me eat more veggies!

Taco Veggie Pizza

Serves 2. Source: Stacy Mitchell, RD, LD,

2 whole grain tortillas

1 tsp olive oil

1 (17 oz) container Greek yogurt (if you want to use an 6-oz container just add a tbsp of seasoning or try Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle for low sodium!)

1 pkg reduced-sodium taco seasoning

1 tomato, chopped, divided

1 c. chopped broccoli, divided

1 c. shredded lettuce, divided

¼ c. shredded taco cheese, divided

¼ c. taco sauce or salsa, optional

All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place two tortillas on baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil on both tortillas. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Mix together yogurt and taco seasoning. Save any remaining dip in the refrigerator for fresh veggies!
  4. Spread yogurt mixture onto tortillas.
  5. Top with vegetables, shredded cheese and taco sauce or salsa.

Daily nutritional values:

35% vitamin A, 80% vitamin C, 20% calcium, 15% iron

Nutrition information per serving:

280 calories, 11 g fat, 4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 660 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 4g sugar, 8g protein.


Here is the base of the pizza – toast it to make it crisp – very yummy!


Here is the yogurt I used



I also buy the pre-packaged cut broccoli, cauliflower and carrots from Dole.  They come in little bags – perfect size so you don’t have to throw any away.  I have found them on sale for only 3/$5 – that is a great deal especially when you don’t have to chop anything.  Just rough chop the veggies and throw on this pizza recipe!

Also if you tend to throw your veggies away – check out the salad bar section of the store.  I have found little snack size baggies with veggies for only 50 cents!


More yummy and different recipes on getting in your veggies.  There are days when I need to improve too – today I will do better and make more time to eat my veggies.