Are you in need of sneaky ways to eat more vegetables? One thing most food pyramids agree upon is to get those servings of vegetables in. This is not just kid stuff! So, how many servings should you have each day? You should have 3 to 5 servings of vegetables every day. For some inspiration and motivation, the following are sneaky ways to eat more vegetables:
When having taco salad for example, use a bed of lettuce instead of tortilla chips. Or, add extra veggies to meals like spaghetti or sandwiches.
This one speaks for itself!
Freeze a bunch of spinach leaves in a baggie, then while frozen, crumble and place in omelets or pizza.
After cooking all day, the flavors will all be meshed together making your meal delicious!
A pasta sauce made with beef and cheese is the perfect complement to mixed veggies.
Place a plate of raw veggies in the middle of the kitchen table no matter what the meal is, or time of day for that matter!
Make salad a part of your lunch every day.
There are some deliciously creative veggie burgers out there. Swap a regular burger for a veggie one every once in a while.
Add fresh herbs to anything you can think of; they are also leafy greens.
Adding mushrooms to your burger is a flavorful way to beef up your veggie intake.
You do not have to empty your wallet to find sneaky ways to eat more vegetables. You can choose from fresh, frozen, dried or canned, whether on sale at your local grocery or dollar store. Check the ads and Sunday newspaper coupons too and plan ahead. Browse the local library for veggie-related reading material.