Vegetable Macro Cheat Sheet – Carbs & Fiber

Macros in Vegetables

When I very first started tracking my food years ago, I always found macro cheat sheets super helpful – which is why I guess I love making them!

If you pay attention to the fiber numbers, you’ll notice that most vegetables aren’t insanely high in fiber.. sans a few, such as brussel sprouts, acorn squash, peas. So it’s a little deceiving as yes, we want to eat lots of veggies,  but you could be crushing a decent amount of vegetables per day and still feb alling short on fiber goals (most people seem to feel best at around ~25-35 grams of fiber + lots of water daily). Try including foods like berries, lentils, beans, high-fiber oatmeal, high-fiber breads, etc in addition to your vegetables.

You can make insanely tasty vegetables simply by tossing them in some olive oil or coconut oil and then roasting in the oven @ 400 for 10-20 min until brightly colored and fork tender. My cooking days are behind me, so I tend to buy the plain steamable veggie medleys from the freezer section. Make sure to undercook them slightly so the veggies don’t get squishy (ie: if it says to cook 5-6 minutes, I’m only microwaving them for 3-4 minutes max). Then make sure to top with copious amounts of spices: garlic powder, onion powder, pink salt, everything but the bagel… cheers!

Macro Vegetables