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5 Easy Tips to Eat More Vegetables

vegetablesVegetables are rich in nutrients and most of us do not eat enough of them. Below are 5 easy tips to boost your veggie consumption.

  1. Add a vegetable to your sandwich. Salad greens, tomato slices, cucumber and red peppers all add flavour and texture. Hint: if taking the sandwich to work, put the vegetables in a separate container and add just before eating to prevent the sandwich from getting soggy.
  2. Keep a bag of spinach on hand.  Spinach is one of the most nutrient rich vegetables and a powerful antioxidant.  Spinach can be thrown into just about everything from spaghetti sauce to scrambled eggs or added to your favourite smoothie.
  3. Snack. Chopped Vegetables and Humus make a very healthy and quick snack. Full of vitamins, fibre and protein. Keep them in the fridge for afterschool or after work. Hint: buy baby carrots or precut vegetables so you don’t have to chop.
  4. Try something new. Most people cook the same vegetables every week. Avoid veggie fatigue by trying a new (or not eaten in a while) vegetable once a week. Hint: use the produce section for inspiration and the internet for preparation suggestions.
  5. Enjoy MadeGood™ Granola Minis.  They contain the nutrients found in one serving of vegetables from 6 vegetable sources. And they are made in a peanut free facility so they are safe to send to school.

1.       Keep a bag of spinach on hand.  Spinach is one of the most nutrient rich vegetables and a powerful antioxidant.  Spinach can be thrown into just about everything from spaghetti sauce to scrambled eggs or added to your favourite smoothie.   

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