Sneaky Ways to Eat More Veggies
If you've chosen to make healthier food choices, eating more veggies is the place to start. Consuming vegetables assist with lowering blood pressure, incidences of heart disease, and just improved overall health. If you're tired of eating salad, here are a few ways to sneak in more veggies.
Grated vegetables hide easily in dishes. Choose grated options like zucchini and carrots. Simply grate, and add to whatever you're cooking. They go unnoticed and add a hint of flavor to soups, stews, and even pasta.
There's not a specific time for consuming vegetables. With that being said, get a head start with breakfast. Saute spinach, slice a tomato, or add mushrooms to a favorite scramble. Keep it simple for maximum benefit and nutrition.
Vegetable snacks are popping up everywhere. If you want to skip pre-packaged options, consider dehydrating or roasting your own at home. Chickpeas roast beautifully and with one of our seasoning blends you can make for a nice crunchy snack. Whip up a quick hummus to use on sandwiches and simply to dip vegetables.
A sandwich is the easiest lunch option. Elevate your next lunch, by loading on the vegetable options. Think beyond lettuce to include sprouts, spinach, and cucumber slices, etc. Add a hummus spread in place of mayonnaise and avocado instead of cheese.
It's easy to add more veggies to the plate when making intentional choices. You'll have more energy and maintain a feeling of satiety after meals. Get the whole family involved in the meal creation. Stay focused on long-term benefits and enjoy your improved health.