We all know that vegetables are an important component of a healthy diet. But, most people fall short of the recommended five or more servings a day for a variety of different reasons. Some of us may find ourselves stuck in a rut and tired of eating the same vegetables all the time. Others with hectic schedules and long commutes could have little time to properly prepare them. How do we get out of a vegetable rut or find an efficient way to add veggies to our plates? Try these quick, easy, and tasty ways to eat more veggies!
Same Old, Same Old?
Bored of having the same vegetables all the time? Instead of broccoli, pick up some Chinese broccoli the next time you are at the grocery. Instead of spinach, give bok choy a whirl. Instead of celery, how about snow peas? A quick and easy way to prepare all three is to chop the Chinese broccoli and bok choy, toss in some snow peas, and steam them in the microwave.
Short on Time?
A simple way you can eat more veggies while in a hurry is to go pre-made! Start a meal with a quick and easy salad choosing a pre-made lettuce mix with leafy greens as a base. Then, add more texture, color, and flavors with pre-cut matchstick carrots and fresh cherry tomatoes.