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Friday 9 June 2017

Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables

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"Including vegetables in your diet is extremely important. Veggies are incredibly rich in nutrients and antioxidants, which boost your health and help fight off disease. Additionally, they are beneficial for weight control due to their low calorie content. Health authorities around the world recommend that adults consume several servings of vegetables each day, but this can be difficult for some people. Some find it inconvenient to eat vegetables, while others are simply unsure how to prepare them in an appetizing way.

This article will cover 17 unique ways you can incorporate vegetables into your diet, so that you never get sick of eating them.

1. Make Veggie-Based Soups

2. Try Zucchini (Courgette) Lasagne

see recipe here

3. Experiment With Veggie Noodles

4. Add Veggies to Sauces

5. Make a Cauliflower Pizza Crust

6. Blend With Smoothies

7. Add Veggies to Casseroles

8. Cook a Veggie Omelette

9. Prepare Savoury Oatmeal

10. Try a Lettuce Wrap or Veggie Bun

11. Grill Veggie Kebabs

12. Enjoy a Veggie Burger

13. Add Veggies to Tuna Salad

14. Make Stuffed Bell Peppers

see recipe here

15. Add Veggies to Guacamole

16. Blend Veggies With Meatloaf

17. Make Cauliflower Rice

recipe here

The Bottom Line

There are many unique ways you can include more vegetables in your diet.
Make "rice" and "buns" with vegetables, or incorporate them into common dishes, such as casseroles and soups.
By making veggies a regular part of your eating habits, you’ll significantly increase your intake of fiber, nutrients and antioxidants.
Eating enough vegetables is also associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer, and may be beneficial for weight control.

At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong eating more veggies."

The words above are a 'snippet' from Authority Nutrition Site and you can see the full article with relevant links 

I wonder how many of these idea do you already use? Will you try out any of the ideas?

We bring a variety of articles, studies and recipe ideas to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Christine said...

Wonderful advice and suggestions thanks Jan!

Margaret D said...

I'm eating vegetable soup as I comment :)

Martha said...

These are all wonderful ideas! The older I get, the more I love vegetables!

Valerie-Jael said...

Veggies are always good, and I make sure I always have a good assortment here. Hugs, Valerie

River said...

I made a zucchini lasagna once, it was terribly soggy, I'd forgotten to squeeze the moisture from the grated zucchini.


Magnificent colors of these natural foods

Tom said...'s veggie time.

Jo said...

Some great tips. Those stuffed peppers look very appetising.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have always loved veggies. Great ideas and suggestions. Happy Saturday! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Lisabella Russo said...

These are some great ideas and suggestions! Thank you.

Mary Kirkland said...

I've done a few of those. I've shredded zucchini and added it to ground chicken and it's really good.

Linda said...

Beautiful and colourful, Jan, and I am getting hungry! :)

happyone said...

The basket of veggies is beautiful. What gorgeous colors. It sure make me want to eat more of them. : )

Conniecrafter said...

MMMM veggie kabobs :) hiding them in meatloaf is good, but one I will have to try is my smoothies, usually I only use fruits in them

Lisa said...

The cauliflower crust pizza has been something which has been intriguing me for a while.
Lisa x

Snowbird said...

Some brilliant suggestions here. We certainly need more veg in our daily

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you for the list Jan! This is excellent! Big Hugs!