Adding more fruits and vegetables to your dinner doesn’t have to be a struggle. Hey, why not add them to the meals you are already making? Try these tips for convenient ways to add more!
Double The Deliciousness
Add a can of veggies, such as corn or green beans, to a can of soup—or onions, peppers and/or mushrooms to that jar of spaghetti sauce.
Create Yummy Rainbow Lasagna
Tuck shredded carrots, sliced yellow peppers and chopped spinach into each layer for a rainbow of flavors. For pickier palates, add pureed vegetables to the sauce.
Create A Picasso Pizza
This one is for getting the kids involved. “Paint” your pizza with peppers, broccoli, spinach and pineapple.
Try A Favorite Dish In A New Way
Serve spaghetti squash instead of pasta, topped with your favorite sauce and diced vegetables.
Whip up homemade soups from pureed cooked veggies, livened up with a handful of herbs and thinned with a little canned vegetable or chicken broth.
Remember, All Forms Count
All fruits and veggies count towards your daily intake—so, add frozen to canned, and fresh to frozen—mix and match!