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Six Vegetables a Day? How do you do that?

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You have likely seen me reference eating six vegetables per day minimum in a lot of my posts. You may struggle to get one in each day. That’s okay. We all have to start somewhere. Let’s talk about a few ways to get more vegetables into your diet and your children’s diets.

And remember—this IS hard—it does take forethought, but you CAN do it:
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Breakfast:
Add vegetables to your eggs. This day we added chopped zucchini, steamed broccoli from the night before and frozen spinach. The muffin also has carrots in it.

Lunch:
Leftovers from dinner are an easy way to make sure you have all your veggies (if you had veggies for dinner). Roasted vegetables, broccoli soup, a salad, or a special broccoli salad are great ways to add vegetables to other lunch items.

Snacks:
Easy and great snacks include raw carrots dipped in sunflower butter with raisins; celery in peanut butter; sugar snap peas; green smoothies; raw broccoli or cauliflower dipped in a healthy dressing. Those are just a few ideas. Picnic broccoli makes a great snack too!

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Dinner:

Salads, roasted vegetables, and soups are great ways to get many vegetables in at once. In this picture I made two roasted vegetable dishes (five vegetables) and cauliflower coconut “mashed potatoes”. We used all these items for lunch the next day.

Now these are just a few ideas to get you started. I hope to post additional ideas in the future. Hope this way helpful to give you some easy ideas to add to your routine!

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One thought on “Six Vegetables a Day? How do you do that?

  1. Pingback: Quick, flavorful veggies | Meals, Deals, & 31 Thrills

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