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VEGGIES

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Getting enough servings of vegetables is a hard task. The staff at National Day Calendar brought together our 7 favorite ways to get our veggies and we’re sharing them with you!

 

  1. Go for the marinara when making pasta sauce. The chunkier the better with carrots, tomatoes, squash, and peppers. Not only does it add texture, but they heap on the flavor, too.

marinara

2. Roast or grill and entire cauliflower with herbs and olive oil. Other vegetables taste amazing roasted, but so does the humble cauliflower. It doesn’t receive near enough credit.

cauliflower, roast, grilled

 

3. Veggie smoothies go a long way to providing the servings we need and they don’t take away from the flavor. A cup of spinach adds a huge punch of vitamins and minerals to a green smoothie when mixed with citrus fruits with no sacrificing taste.

 

veggie smoothie spinach

4. Substitute those spuds with sweet potatoes. They’re better for you and packed with nutrients. If you must have a side of taters, include a side of steamed or roasted veggies and top your starchy potato with even more veggies. Peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower all compliment the starches we love whether they’re mashed, baked, roasted, fried or in noodle form.

substitute potatoes for sweet potatoes or yams and top with other vegetables

 

6. We like our eggs in the morning, and what better way to boost our vegetable intake than pile on the veggies in an omelet or a scramble. They add texture, flavor and so much more. Don’t forget the herbs and spice, either! Those seasonings – especially the fresh herbs –  add to the veggie intake.

Add vegetables to eggs

 

7. Mix up the toppings you add to your salads. Nuts, seeds, fruits, herbs or a squeeze of lime take the ho-hum out of the everyday salad and bring it into the spotlight. They also add nutritional value while making eating your vegetables more exciting.

more exciting salads with fruit, nuts, seeds

 

 

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