Vegetables are good source of fiber, minerals and vitamins. They are rich in antioxidants and inflammatory compounds and helps in reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart diseases, type 2diabetes and certain cancers. Fiber in vegetables also helps flourish your gut microbiome, boosting overall health.
Even for those who like eating veggies, it can be a challenge to eat the recommended servings each day. Here are tips to get more veggies into your diet.
𝐒𝐭𝐢𝐫-𝐟𝐫𝐲: Add extra vegetables in any stirfry you are making. In addition to be quick and easy, stir-frying is also healthy as it requires a low amount of oil.
𝐎𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞: Omelets are an easy and versatile way to add veggies into your meal plan. you can add mushrooms, spring onion, spinach.
𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐬: Soups make a tasty lunch or dinner any time of year; they’re a good strategy for packing in more veggies and hydration.
𝐒𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐬: smoothies are good as hidden vegetables like spinach, avocado. A handful of spinach or kale blends well with any fruit smoothie.
𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐮𝐜𝐞: if you are using pesto, tomatoes sauce add any leftover vegetables you have.Use a spiralizer or julienne tool to create zucchini, squash, asparagus, or cucumber noodles and skip the pasta altogether.
𝐑𝐚𝐰 𝐯𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐢𝐩𝐬: serve raw vegetables with dip of your own choice like hummus, guacamole, bean dip or salsa.
𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞: Add vegetables in casseroles and enhance flavour and nutrition.
Which is your favourite way to sneak in more vegetables?? Comment below to let me know