3 Creative Ways To Eat More Vegetables
We know how important it is for our health to eat vegetables every day, but you may think it’s hard to make tasty meals while eating plenty of greens. However, with a few creative cooking tips, you’ll see how easy it is to meet the recommended serving of vegetables every day!
Breakfast: Vegetable Loaded Smoothie
We don’t often think of breakfast as a time to load up on vegetables, but a smoothie makes it simple to consume a lot of greens and nutrients. Most smoothie recipes also include plenty of fruits, so they are the perfect option for those who struggle to get enough fruits and veggies in their diet. Kale and spinach make a great addition to any smoothie- and if you add plenty of sweet fruits, it will taste so good that you won’t even realize how healthy and nutritious it is!
Dinner: Veggie-Based Soups
In the winter time, it’s common to make yourself a comforting bowl of warm soup for dinner. However, instead of opening up a can of premade soup, try making a recipe from scratch! Making your own food is much healthier, as you know the ingredients used and can limit your sodium intake. Making your own soup is an excellent way to eat multiple servings of vegetables at once, as there are numerous veggie-based soups to choose from. With the help of a food processor, you can puree vegetables, such as tomatoes, to make a delicious tomato soup. It’s also very simple to cook various vegetables into broth or cream-based soups.
Snack: Vegetable Dips
When it comes to snacks, you probably are in the mood for chips or pretzels, and don’t think much about vegetables. However, there are plenty of delicious dips that include various vegetables, so you can eat your chips and pretzels while consuming nutrients! Guacamole is a perfect example- it is typically made with avocado, salt, line, garlic, and other seasonings, but you can add in any veggies you want. Tomatoes are a great addition, as well as bell peppers and red onions. The next time you are in the mood for a crunchy snack, take a few extra minutes to whip up a tasty and veggie-loaded dip! Even better- occasionally swap out the chips for crunchy vegetables, such as carrots or celery, for the perfect energy-boosting afternoon snack.
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