Celebrating National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month is a great way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle by including more colorful and nutritious treats in your daily diet.
Here are some ways to sneak in more fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet:
Add Veggies to Your Favorite Dishes
Blend broccoli into mac and cheese, layer zucchini slices into lasagna, and scramble tomatoes with eggs. Throw in a few layers of spinach, tomatoes, and avocados to your grilled cheese sandwich. Use vegetables for pizza toppings.
Make a Smoothie
Smoothies are an effortless and delicious way to start eating more vegetables and fruits. Add a handful of spinach or kale to any fruit smoothie. An avocado smoothie also makes for a nutritious and satisfying breakfast. Cucumber, carrots, beets, cauliflower, pumpkin are some other vegetables to try in your smoothie.
Sneak Them in Soup
Sneak in pureed tomatoes, squash, or potato in your classic chicken soup to give it a thick texture. Try adding herbs such as oregano, rosemary, or basil to give it a strong flavor.
Spice up Your Salad
Toss in as many raw veggies as possible in your salad: cucumber, tomato, onion, pepper, radish, lettuce, etc. Then spice it up with your special homemade veggie-based dressing. Go online to find easy plant-based and oil-free salad dressing recipes.
Disguise Them in Desserts
We’ve all heard of carrot cakes and pumpkin pies. But what about a chocolate pizza with cauliflower crust, or a sweet potato brownie? These delicious desserts will provide you with the added benefit of vitamin C, potassium, beta-carotene, and fiber. You can also add avocado to your chocolate pudding for extra creaminess.
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