We all know that veges are good for us and the more the better really, but sometimes we struggle to get the recommended 3+ a day into our diet. Here are some great ways to add more vegetables of all colours into your diet.
- Add frozen veges or grated courgettes and carrots to pasta sauce or mince dishes
- Canned tomatoes are a great addition to casseroles and curries
- Omelettes and frittatas are quick easy meals that you can load up with all sorts of vegetables like potato, onion, tomato, capsicum, mushrooms, peas and spinach
- Add chopped, grated or frozen veges to quiches and homemade pies
- Stuff a baked potato with creamed corn or baked beans for a hearty winter lunch
- Puree cooked frozen peas, add a pinch of salt and pepper, for a vibrant tasty dip
- A bowl of hot edamame beans in their pods make a great pre-dinner snack
- Use fresh or frozen avocado as a spread on your roll instead of butter or margarine
- Add a layer of spinach or silver beet to a lasagne
- Use raw vegetables as a base for nibbles (in place of bread or crackers) – try salmon on cucumber slices, ricotta & herbs in button mushrooms
Studies have shown that a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet with lots of vegetables, may help lower your risk of developing certain diseases like breast cancer. So however you do it, it’s worth getting those veges in!
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