How to Eat More Vegetables Every Day
We all know how good vegetables are for our health. Vegetables are powerhouses of nutrition, vitamins, and minerals. A wide variety of veggies help to support our immune system, reduce our risk for many times of chronic diseases, and supply us with nutrition to keep our bodies functioning as normal. The only challenge many of us face is fitting the recommended three to five servings a day into a busy life. Since is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables month, here are a few ways to get you started.
The next time you’re making a smoothie, don’t forget to sneak in some leafy greens with your standard fruit. Toss in a few handfuls of washed spinach or kale for an added kick of nutrition. Leafy green vegetables have very few calories but are nutritionally dense. Loaded with fiber and vitamins A, C, and K, be sure to include veggies in your next smoothie!
Update Your Lunch
Carrot and celery sticks seem to be the default options for easy finger food snacks for lunches, but there are so many more veggies that you can include. Green beans and sugar snap peas require no cutlery, making them perfect for when you’re on the go or at work. Paired with a dollop of hummus and you’ve got yourself a filling (and healthy!) snack.
Sneak Them in the Sauce
While meat sauce is the common choice, you can capture the same taste and richness with a veggie switch. Dice one-half of an eggplant and one cup of mushrooms and sauté in a skillet until cooked. Stir in your favorite marina sauce and serve with whole-grain pasta.
The next time you’re making a sandwich, sub or wrap, double the veggies. If you’re grabbing lunch to go, pick up a salad loaded with vegetables or opt for a veggie sub. This is a delicious and fuss-free way to get vegetables into your diet without compromising on taste or flavor!
The team at Jack Stone Insurance Agency hope that you use these tips to load up on vegetables for your health. For all of your insurance policies in Antioch, Brentwood, and beyond, contact us today.