Variety is key when it comes to working in your daily veggies.
Eating three cups of vegetables at lunchtime can get monotonous, but don’t
fret! We’ve provided 10 WAYS to prepare your veggies so you can
keep it interesting. Some vegetables have no limit, but some have a recommended
daily quantity, so remember to follow those recommended vegetable quantities
on the grocery list guide.
The Egg Trick:
Microwave your choice of chopped veggies and add an egg. Heat for 2-3 minutes,
or until cooked. The egg will replace 1 oz. of your dinner lean meat.
The Spaghetti Squash:
Cut spaghetti squash in half and put face down in a dish with water. Cook
until tender. Scoop out ½ cup and top with tomato sauce for some
pseudo spaghetti. Bon appetít!
Steam cabbage with caraway seed, salt, and pepper. Caraway seeds have a
warm, sweet and slightly peppery aroma and are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Steam green beans with chopped onion and add a clove of garlic. When in
doubt, add garlic.
Butternut squash is always a good decision. Try boiling butternut squash
until soft, and then season with salt, pepper and 1 TSP of olive oil.
Measure out ½ cup, and save some for tomorrow!
Place asparagus spears in a covered, microwave safe dish for 4 minutes.
Then, season with salt, pepper, or some of your favorite herbs and spices.
(Like…. Maybe some garlic.)
Keep it Upbeet:
Warm sliced beets in the microwave. Top with fat free parmesan, salt, and
pepper. Can’t beet that!
Add some Asian flair to your broccoli! Steam broccoli and add 2 Tbsp. of
Profile Asian Vinaigrette dressing. You can also try roasting broccoli
in the oven for a smoky flavor with a little crunch. Delicious!
Better Than French Fries:
Try making Jicama fries! Take Jicama and fry using an air fryer. Season
with salt and pepper or one of your other favorite seasonings.
You can always try pickling your veggies to keep things fresh. Pickling
your own veggies or buying pickled veggies at the store is a great way
to add some variety to your vegetable palate. If you’re doing it
yourself, check out this
quick pickling guide!