5 ideas to boost your daily vegetable intake
Start with breakfast
Breakfast is a fantastic way to knock off a few of your ‘daily serves’. Cook up 2 eggs and serve them with 1-2 cups of vegetables. Our favourites are baby spinach, asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, avocado, green beans, and kale. You can cook them all up in the same pan – easy!
Supercharge Your Smoothie
Smoothies are another easy option to increase your vegetables intake. We will be sharing our favourite smoothie recipes in the upcoming Spring newsletter, they taste delicious and are loaded with goodness! Remember if your adding leafy greens to your smoothie, don’t forget to rotate them to ensure you get a variety of nutrients. Spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass, barley grass, and even baby spinach & cucumber are other options to increase your nutrient intake.
Snack on it
Chop up some vegetable sticks and enjoy them with a good quality dip such as hummus, tatziki, or green tahini. You can mix your vegetables up with raw capsicum, cucumber, carrot, celery, cauliflower and broccoli sticks.
Top it Off
Top of your meals with a generous handful of fresh herbs, they are still ‘green’s, and add a boost of flavour to your meals. Parsley on your soup, coriander on your curry, or rosemary on your roast veg (yum).
Good old vegetable juices are an excellent way to increase your nutrient intake. Remember the key here is for the juice to include mainly vegetables and 1-2 pieces of fruit max.
Mix it Up
Potato chips can easily be swapped for sweet potato or kale chips. Home roasted, covered in a good oil like virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Think colour with your roast or baked veg – the more colour, the higher the nutrient density!
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