Making the most out of your veggies
Updated: Jun 20, 2019
If sight of carrots or broccoli give you a gag or just a sound of your mom asking you finish veggies off your plate makes you sad then you have to read this.
We will try to turn " veggie haters " to turn "veggie lovers".
Less than 27% of adults, and just 18% of children eat the recommended five-a-day of fruit and veg. Vegetables are mostly cheap, nutritious and readily available – so what’s the problem?
Dietary advise change rapidly, it may be carbs or good fat but one advise never fades of its “ vegetables are good for you”
Veggies are incredibly rich in nutrients and antioxidants, which boost your health and help fight off disease.
Below are the ways to how to incorporate veggies in your diet , so that you don't get sick of them.
1. Making Veggie - Soup:
Every one likes soups and they are perfect small meal or filler during the day.
It's easy to make a vegetable broth or make a veggie based soup by purring them and adding spices such as in tomato or carrot based soup.
Try adding cut vegetables as toppings in the soup. Adding small amount of vegetables in the soup is a great way to increase your intake of fiber, vitamins & minerals.
2. Experiment with veggie noodles:
Veggie noodles are easy to make, and a great way to get more veggies in your diet. They're also an excellent low-carb substitute for high-carb foods, such as pasta
You can use a spiral slicer for almost any type of vegetable. They are commonly used for zucchini, carrots and sweet potatoes.
Once the "noodles" are made, they can be consumed just like pasta and combined with sauces, other vegetables and other source of proteins.
3. Add veggies to your smoothies:
Smoothies make for a refreshing breakfast or pre or post workout drink.
Typically, they are made by combining fruit with ice, milk or water in a blender. However, you can also add veggies to smoothies without compromising the flavour.
Fresh, leafy greens are common smoothie additions
Adding spinach, kale, broccoli , carrots or beetroots to smoothies is an easy way to get more nutrients.
4. Grill Veggies:
Veggie kebabs are a great dish to try if you want to increase your veggie intake.
To make them, place chopped vegetables of your choice on a skewer and cook on a grill or barbecue.
Bell peppers, onions and tomatoes work well for kebabs. You can also grill mushrooms, zucchini and sweet potatoes with spices or marinate with yogurt.
There are many unique ways you can include more vegetables in your diet.
Make "noodles" or "kebabs" with vegetables, or incorporate them into soups or salads.
By making veggies a regular part of your eating habits, you'll significantly increase your intake of fiber, nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Eating enough vegetables is also associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes and cancer, and is beneficial for weight control
At the end of the day, you can't go wrong eating more veggies.