You’ve heard it all before: Vegetables are essential to your health.
You’ve got to eat them to grow big and strong. They’re packed with essential
nutrients. They’re not that bad, really. But blah, there’s just something about
veggies that make us want to stay far, far away. ‘Til now. Here are four ways
we’re using to crank up the veggie content in our favorite meals. And we hardly
even notice we’re eating healthier.
Pick another pizza topping
You can have your pepperoni, but why not add another tasty option, too?
Our picks are green peppers and onions. They add flavor and crunch in addition
to vitamins and minerals your body needs to keep on keepin’ on.
Add a side salad
Many restaurant meals come with a house salad automatically. Eat yours
instead of passing it up or shuffling the leaves around your plate, and you’ll
find yourself filling up on nutrients instead of empty calories.
Pile on the lettuce and tomato
Chomping on a sandwich or wrap for lunch? Instead of making it without
produce, add in a few pieces of lettuce, a little onion and a slice of tomato.
You won’t really notice the health factor—aside from the yummy crunch it’ll
give your bite.
Give your grains a boost
A pasta dinner or a side of rice doesn’t have to be served straight up.
Add sautéed spinach to your Italian night, or butter beans and corn to your
rice pilaf. It will add tons more flavor to your favorite dish, and give you
something to be happy about afterward.
How do you sneak more veg into
your meals? Tell us in the comments!
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, nutrition, produce