Creative ways to include vegetables in your diet
How to find creative ways to include vegetables in your diet

A lot of us find it very difficult to find Creative ways to include vegetables in your diet. Especially the recommended amount of vegetable.

Yesterday on Global News Morning, Susan Watson a Registered dietitian shared tips on how to reach you daily recommended amount of food into your daily diet without noticing.

She said 4 cups every day is ideal but of course the more the better.

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“If you can get two cups at lunch and two cups at dinner, you’ll be easily reaching your nutritional needs,” said Watson, “But that doesn’t mean you can’t have more.”

She also shared how we could incorporate more vegetables into our meals

“One of the things I like to do is instead of having pasta, swapping out some of that pasta for spiralized vegetables,” she said.

She advised to make spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta but other vegetables like zucchini and butternut squash can be spiralized into vegetable noodles.

Watson also suggested getting creative with cauliflower. She said she likes to mix cooked cauliflower with equal parts of mashed potatoes, “you can’t even taste it.”

Another way to use cauliflower is to turn it into a dip. Watson suggested we could simply roasts cauliflower together with olive oil and garlic on a sheet pan, and then throws it together in a food processor.

Watson said roasted vegetables can also be turned into a soup by blending together roasted tomatoes, carrots, peppers and onions

And just to prove it is about a healthy nutrition and not about becoming vegetarian, She also suggested adding finely chopped carrots and your choice of ground meat to make meat sauce or meatballs.

On her blog, Susan Watson shared 8 unique ways to incorporate more vegetables in your diet, they include:

  1. Swap out your regular pasta and try out spiralized vegetables like zucchini, butternut squash, or spaghetti squash
  2. Switch it up and try baked sweet potato fries
  3. Dehydrated Beet Chips
  4. Baked kale chips
  5. Add vegetable puree into baking.
  6. Get creative with cauliflower. Consider cauliflower like tofu as it really takes on the flavors that it’s exposed to. It also works well as a substitute for sour cream, cream cheese, potatoes or rice
  7. Roast up on a sheet pan for quick and delicious soups
  8. Add Greens to Smoothies: Hidden-Spinach Berry Smoothie

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