10 Ways to Incorporate More Vegetables into Your Diet

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1 | Add a handful of spinach to your morning fruit smoothies – it’s practically tasteless! Beets, pumpkin, avocado, carrots and other dark leafy greens are other vegetables that you can experiment adding to your smoothies as well.

2 | Add shredded or finely chopped onions, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, and/or carrots to meatloaf or any casseroles.

3| Make more soups and blend vegetables in with your basic chicken or beef broth or add a variety of chopped veggies. Make large batches so you have healthy lunches prepared for the whole week.

4| Add some color to your morning eggs. Try experimenting with broccoli, spinach, peppers, onions, tomatoes mushrooms and more.

5 | Make a stir-fry! Pick your favorite meat and vegetables (broccoli, carrots, snap peas, mushrooms, cauliflower, onion, peppers, etc.) and combine in a pan. Top lightly with sauce or seasonings of choice.

6 |Use cauliflower as a carbohydrate replacement. There are many recipe ideas online for cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower mashed potatoes and cauliflower rice. You would be surprised with how good they actually are!

7 | Eat more salads. Salads get the reputation of being bland and boring, but if you dress them up they can be quite satisfying! See how colorful you can make your salad by trying different topping combinations of tomatoes, carrots, beets, broccoli, cucumbers, onions, peas, bell peppers, jalapenos, mushrooms, edamame, cauliflower and radishes while using a variety of different leafy greens!

8 | Try a spaghetti squash recipe or experiment with a spiralizer to create zucchini noodles as a replacement for pasta. Add additional finely chopped vegetables to your sauce.

9 | Try using lettuce leaves to hold your sandwiches together. It adds the perfect crunchy texture.

10 | Make your own veggie chips or fries for a healthy snack! Use kale, Brussel sprouts, carrots, zucchini or sweet potatoes. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and season with a small amount of salt and pepper or your choice of seasoning and bake.

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