Liven Up with Vegetables

Ways to Liven Up Your Meals with Vegetables

Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables to your meals. They are low in fat and calories, while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Most Americans should eat more than 3 cups — and for some, up to 6 cups — of vegetables each day. Vegetables do not just add nutrition to meals. They can also add color, flavor, and texture.

Explore these creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table.

  • Firing up the grill to cook vegetables such as mushrooms, carrots, peppers, or potatoes on a kabob skewer is yummy. Brush the vegetables with oil to keep them from drying out. Remember, while cooking on the grill we can also expand the flavor of our casseroles by mixing vegetables like sautéed onions, peas, pinto beans, or tomatoes into your favorite dish for that extra flavor. We can also add extra vegetables to our pasta dish. Slip some peppers, spinach, red beans, onions, or cherry tomatoes into your traditional tomato sauce. Vegetables provide texture and low-calorie bulk that satisfies.
  • Creating the best green salad can includes bold colors of shredded carrots, strawberries, spinach, watercress, orange segments, or sweet peas for a flavorful, fun salad. We can also try new dishes! Stir-fry veggies — like broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, or green beans — for a quick-and-easy addition to any meal.
  • Whether it is a sandwich or wrap, vegetables make great additions to both. Try sliced tomatoes, romaine lettuce, or avocado on your everyday sandwich or wrap for extra flavor.
  • Boost the color and flavor of your morning omelet with vegetables. Simply chop, sautéed, and add them to the egg as it cooks. Try combining different vegetables, such as mushrooms, spinach, onions, or bell peppers.
4/24/2020 2:22:15 PM
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