Monday, August 16, 2010

Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Day

1. Pile your sandwich high with lettuce tomato and other favorites.
2. Top a boring salad with strawberries and walnuts.
3. Finely chop spinach and add it to casseroles such as lasagna.
4. Toss peas, asparagus, carrots, or other vegetables into your pasta dish.
5. Snack on carrots or green peppers dipped in hummus.
6. Top your pizza with your favorite vegetables (go light on the cheese!).
7. Grill vegetable kabobs.
8. Add salsa to your omelet.
9. Try eating your vegetables at the beginning of your meal so that you're not too full after the main course.
10. Decide when and how you will get your 3-5 vegetable servings in the morning, then stick with your plan all day!

Motivational Monday:

I eat at least 3 servings of vegetables daily because they are full of phytochemicals which help to lower my risk for cancer...I'll never get that from a vitamin supplement!


  1. We've found our boys love to eat their veggies when we "play" with them. Carrot sticks make great swords. Green peppers make edible fingers, cucumber slices edible mouths, etc.

  2. I remember being really shocked to learn years ago, that not getting enough fruits and vegetables every day is a cardiac risk factor. I guess I just had never thought about it being THAT important. Vegetables are cheaper than vitamin supplements too!