Vegetables are a great source of many vitamins and mineral, and they can be eaten at every meal, but they should not replace meat as your primary source of calories over an extended period of time. In other words, it’s OK to have the occasional salad without meat, but you should not look back at a week of meals and find more total calories consumed from vegetables than from meat.
Fibrous vegetables-like broccoli, spinach, kale, and cauliflower-are best for fat loss, while starchy vegetables, like sweet potatoes and butternut squash, can stall fat-loss goals. Sweet potatoes, yams, and butternut squash are perfectly fine for athletes and those without a fat-loss goal.
Make an effort to eat as many different types of vegetables as possible. Vegetables are an important part of Paleo nutrition, but not more important than meat. Here’s the bottom line: Eat vegetables everyday, but if you leave anything on your plate, make it veggies and not meat.
~Paleo Coach Jason Seib