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:
1. ADD EXTRA VEGGIES WHENEVER POSSIBLE
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.
2. MAKE a BIG POT of VEGETABLES SOUP
This one speaks for itself!
3. MAKE USE of FROZEN VEGGIES
Freeze a bunch of spinach leaves in a baggie, then while frozen, crumble and place in omelets or pizza.
4. Sneak Veggies into Your Crockpot
After cooking all day, the flavors will all be meshed together making your meal delicious!
5. Pour Sauces over Mixed Vegetables
A pasta sauce made with beef and cheese is the perfect complement to mixed veggies.
6. Raw Veggies Everywhere!
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!
7. Eat Salad
Make salad a part of your lunch every day.
8. Have Veggie Burgers
There are some deliciously creative veggie burgers out there. Swap a regular burger for a veggie one every once in a while.
9. Drink V-8
10. Two Words. Fresh HerBs
Add fresh herbs to anything you can think of; they are also leafy greens.
11. Bulk up Burgers with Mushrooms
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.