Eat Your Veggies.

March 6, 2013
With March being National Nutrition Month, it's the perfect time to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Not only are they healthy for us, but they're low in calories (think weight loss!), packed with vitamins & minerals and help protect us from a variety of diseases.  
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Here are some tips to help you add more veggies to your diet:

Jazz it up. Add vegetables to sandwiches, wraps, or even omelets. Think lettuce, onion, tomatoes, sprouts, spinach, peppers, mushrooms, etc.

Mindful snacking. Instead of chips or pretzels grab a handful of carrots, cucumbers, broccoli or peppers to snack on when hunger strikes. Pair it with  hummus or low-fat dressing.

Soups and Stews. Add leftover vegetables to soups or stews so they don't go to waste.

Make it fun. Ants on a log are appropriate at any age! Try making homemade kale chips or sweet potato chips.

Sneaky Substitutes. Try mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes. Shredded carrots or zucchini are great additions to meatloaf, casseroles, breads or muffins.

Drink it down. Try blending green vegetables like spinach or kale in a smoothie for added nutritients without the calories.

For most people, the goal is 2-3 cups of vegetables per day. Hopefully with the tips above, reaching that goal just became easier!

 ? What creative ways have you incorporated more vegetables into your diet? ?


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