We all know that we’re supposed to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet, but getting them all in each day isn’t always an easy task. Luckily, there are ways that you can sneak more fruits and vegetables into your diet without even realizing you’re eating them.
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Eat more fruits and veggies the easy way
A diet rich in fruits in vegetables is a healthy one, but getting enough servings in each day can be difficult. Here are some ways to sneak more fruits and vegetables into your diet today.
Start your day with a smoothie
Smoothies are a great way to pack in multiple servings of fruits and vegetables into one quick and delicious meal. The best part is that you can sneak leafy greens like spinach and kale into a fruit smoothie without tasting them. Wyman’s fresh frozen fruit is a fantastic addition to any smoothie. It’s picked at the peak of flavor, frozen at harvest, and sold in resealable bags so you can use as much as you want and save the rest for later. Using a recipe like this one for a healthy green smoothie is a good way to start.
Add veggies to your omelet
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Starting the morning off with scrambled eggs or an omelet is a great way to get in protein. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for sneaking in some vegetables. You can put pretty much any kind of veggie into an omelet and it will taste good. Some vegetables to have on hand are spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes and onions.
Sneak veggies into your tomato sauce
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You can sneak vegetables like broccoli, carrots and zucchini into your spaghetti sauce pretty easily. You can either steam and puree them or, if they are chopped finely enough, you can put them right in. Spaghetti is often a family favorite and this trick is not only good for you but for the people you care most about.
Snack on fruit
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Keep fruit handy and pre-portion it out for your snacks. Fruit is one of the easiest things to eat on the go if you are prepared. Grapes, apples, blueberries and bananas can all be eaten on the run without mess or utensils needed. You can even add it to your yogurt for a delicious, protein-packed snack. In the summer, snacking on frozen fruit is not only nutritious but refreshing as well. You can also keep frozen fruit on hand and add it to a cup of yogurt.
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Try replacing your pasta noodles with some vegetables! Using a spiralizer, you can turn a zucchini into delicious noodles perfect for your veggie-filled tomato sauce. Another option is to use spaghetti squash. Both of these vegetables work with a variety of sauces and can help increase the nutritional density of your meal.
By thinking outside the box and planning ahead, sneaking more fruit and vegetables into your diet is easy, fun and delicious.
This post is sponsored by Wyman’s.
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