Eat more to lose weight? No, it's not a typo. It's true that by eating more nutrient-dense, fiber-rich, low-calorie vegetables with meals, you can fill up without filling up on calories. Volumizing your plate is the new way to go to maximize your weight loss success. Follow the tips below to volumize your plate:
1.) Add cabbage and greens to soups: Cabbage, spinach, collard greens and kale make a great base vegetable for soups and stews to add volume and flavor with little to no calories and tons of nutrients and fiber.
2.) Add veggies to sauces: Make a chunky marinara sauce with not only chunks of tomatoes, but diced zucchini, squash, carrots, and onions. Another option is to puree veggies such as cauliflower to create a low-fat, flavorful and creamy base for soups and sauces.
3.) Add veggies to burgers: Mix ground beef, turkey, or chicken with celery, onions, carrots, and peppers to add tons of flavor and volume to your favorite burger recipe.
4.) Add veggies to desserts?: Blend spinach, kale, wheatgrass, or carrots with berries and apples to add extra nutrition and volume to smoothies. Also, shredded carrots and squash to muffin recipes to add extra fiber and flavor.