If you’re like me, you know just how important it is to eat more vegetables. I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 15 years, and during that time, I’ve learned that there are tons of delicious ways to add more vegetables to your diet without even realizing it! Here are three tasty ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet
Adding microgreens to your salad
Microgreens are a great way to add nutrients, flavour and colour to your salad. They’re easy to grow at home, can be found in grocery stores and can be added in various ways.
To get started with micro greens, you’ll need:
- Seeds or seedlings (you can buy these online or at your local nursery)
- A potting mix (a general soil mixture will do)
- A container for growing the seeds/seedlings in (plastic trays work well)
Layered Avocado Salad
This fresh, bright-tasting salad makes a great lunch or dinner. Avocado is a good source of healthy fats, vitamin E, vitamin K and folate, as well as potassium.
- Toss the avocado with lemon juice and olive oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside while you make the rest of the salad (you can prepare this up to 8 hours in advance).
- In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, tomatoes, onion and bell pepper until combined. Add avocado slices on top, then sprinkle on cilantro leaves just before serving if using them.*
Mixed Berry Chia Jam
To make the jam:
- Combine 1 cup of berries, plus a splash of water, with 1/4 cup of chia seeds in a food processor or blender and pulse until you have a smooth puree.
- Bring 2 cups of filtered water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the remaining berries and any juices collected from their soaking time and stir until well combined. Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 minutes before adding your pureed fruit mixture back into it through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth (or a nut milk bag). Gently press down on the contents, so they squeeze through without forcing them through too much—you don’t want them mushy!
Eating more veggies can be really delicious.
Eating more vegetables to your diet can be really delicious.
You don’t have to give up eating meat for the rest of your life to cut down on saturated fats, so choosing healthier options is just one way you can improve your diet. Vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre that help keep you feeling full longer than refined carbs or animal proteins. Plus, they taste great!
You can eat them raw or cooked: add them to a salad, mix them in with a pasta dish or serve them as the main ingredient for dinner. Vegetable smoothies are another great way to get some greens into your system—they’re easy to make at home using fresh ingredients like spinach leaves and kale stalks (or frozen berries if you’re short on time).
We know that eating vegetables can sometimes feel like a chore, but we hope these recipes will help you have more fun with them. And if you’re looking for more ideas on how to cook your veggies, don’t forget about our recipe page!
We have tons of tasty dishes and snacks that are sure to make your taste buds sing.