Vegetable Hacks to Help You Eat More Veggies!
By Sara Butler
A healthy diet requires a variety of fresh vegetables. The problem is that many people don’t get the recommended servings of vegetables each day. Some find preparing and eating them inconvenient, while others simply don’t like the way vegetables taste. If you’re one of these people, then you need to find ways to overcome your aversion to vegetable eating – and you can start with these vegetable hacks!
Soups are a great way to include more vegetables in your diet, but you should really make your own since canned soup often has one very undesirable ingredient: salt. You can create a simple vegetable base for your soups by pureeing the veggies and adding spices. Adding even a small amount of veggies to broth-based soups is a great way to increase your fiber intake and get more vitamins and minerals.
Lasagna noodles are so out of style. Instead, many people have found thin cut zucchini to make a great replacement for the pasta. Just slice zucchini lengthwise and layer with your choice of sauce, cheese, and meat to create healthier lasagna that packs a punch of vegetable power. Zucchini is an excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B, not to mention fiber.
Cauliflower is an incredibly versatile veggie and there are many ways you can incorporate it into your diet. One of the tastiest ways is by making a cauliflower crust for pizza. All you have to do is combine crumbled cauliflower with a small amount of flour, eggs, and spice to create a crust that is delicious and much better for you than traditional pizza crust, providing minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that are good for your health!
Go to Smoothie City
Smoothies make great on-the-go breakfasts and you can add some punch to your morning smoothie by adding veggies! Add some kale or spinach to your favorite smoothie recipe to add some Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. if kale isn’t your thing, then consider beets, pumpkin or sweet potatoes.
Forget the Bun
When having a burger, use lettuce as a wrap in place of the bun to add some vegetable goodness and lower the highly processed carbohydrate content. You can also use other vegetables in place of a bun, such as Portobello mushroom caps or sliced eggplant or sweet potatoes. It will add much-needed vitamins and minerals to your meal as well as lower the calories content.
These vegetable hacks will get you off to a healthy start as you incorporate more vegetables into your day!
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