5 Recipes to Try on Eat Your Veggies Day
By Brandi Goodman
Eat Your Veggies Day gets celebrated on the 17th of June. In preparation of this event, it's helpful to start trying out some recipes that you'll want to enjoy on this day. Here we provide five recipes to try that will have you gaining lots of nutritional benefits from the vegetables you'll consume.
Homemade Tater Tots
Tater tots from the store are often full of sodium and not considered healthy to eat. Create a homemade version and you can tone down the excess salt and create a healthier version. Peel and boil some potatoes in salted water. Grate the potatoes and stir in some pepper or other seasonings of your choosing. Roll them into cylinders and bake them with a bit of olive oil on top. Give yourself one hour for the full task and you'll have some delicious tater tots to enjoy.
Cheesy Brussels Sprouts
Lots of people agree that Brussels sprouts aren't their favorite vegetable, or even one they really like at all. Add cheese to the mix, however, and more people would be willing to consume them. Cheesy Brussels sprouts use flour, butter, milk, salt, cheese, and mayonnaise for a creamy concoction baked to perfection.
Garlic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Though tomatoes are technically a fruit, most still consider them as vegetables. Those who like them can create garlic roasted cherry tomatoes for a savory snack. All you need to do is place them on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with garlic, olive oil, and vinegar. Bake for about 15 minutes and you have unique tasting tomatoes that can be enjoyed plain or added to meals.
Parmesan Zucchini Fries
French fries are a common staple, but they aren't as healthy as they should be. Substitute for Parmesan zucchini fries and you may find yourself with a new favorite side dish for your meal. Parmesan, thyme, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper can be combined together to create a unique seasoning to add to the strips of zucchini. Bake for 15 minutes.
Carrots are a favorite vegetable for many, but just eating them plain or even dipping in ranch dressing can get old quickly. Try a maple-glazed version for a completely different taste. Butter, maple syrup, lemon juice, and pepper is all you need for a sweet enhancement.
Eat Your Veggies Day isn't the only time you should consume these recipes. Enjoy more vegetables year-round for a boost in health. They offer lots of vitamins and nutrients that are worthwhile.
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