Adding More Vegetables to Your Diet

It’s important to eat a wide variety of foods & colours so you can get a large variety of nutrients! Vegetables are filled with health benefits and you can never have too many in your diet!
Finding ways to get them in can be difficult, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy them or if you’re kids don’t like them.

Breakfast Time:
If you’re a sweet breakfast lover like myself, try these:
● Add mashed pumpkin to your oatmeal with some cinnamon. It sounds odd i know, but trust me – it’s delicious! I have a recipe under the breakfast menu.
● Add grated zucchini or carrot to your oatmeal. You can’t even taste that it’s there, especially with the zucchini! Add some mashed banana or chopped pears along with cinnamon & honey if you wish for some extra goodness & flavour.
● Baked sweet potato brownie oatmeal – The recipe is posted under the breakfast section.
● Add some sneaky veggies to your smoothie. Adding a handful of spinach is a great way to start. If your feeling adventureous there are some recipes for carrot cake or pumpkin smoothies!

Or if your into savory breakfasts, give these a go:
● Have an Omelette. You can add all sorts of veggies to these! Think tomato, mushroom, spinach, onion, zucchini, kale, ect.
● Avo & Tomato on toast. Make sure it’s wholemeal or gluten free bread. Refined white flours aren’t good for you.

Adding Veggies at Dinner Time:
● Hide veggies to bolognese sauce by grating carrots or zucchini or pop them in a food processor. Mushrooms & spinach are good to add as well. This can also apply for pasta bakes!
● Soup: soups are a great way to add tons of veggies! You can blend them up so you can’t see them or feel the texture.
● Taco or wrap toppings: Include all sorts of salad toppings like grated carrot, corn, baby spinach, lettuce, tomato, sprouts, onion ect. Roasted pumpkin is a great way to spice up a wrap. Get creative!

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