Ways To Add Fruits & Veggies To Your Meals

5 Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Entrées

  1. Vegetable Lasagna. Make vegetable lasagna part of your winter entertaining. Chock full of delicious and nutritious canned spinach, tomatoes and carrots. Ready in an hour because you use non-boiled noodles! Recipe: Vegetable Lasagna
  2. Jerk Chicken. Include this “jerk” in your winter meal plans! Low in fat and calories but high in protein, fiber, and flavor. Ready in 30 minutes. Recipe: Pineapple Jerk Chicken
  3. Chili. Bring them together with comfort food! This quick-fixing chili, with a base of sautéed, puréed red apples and yellow corn, is so thick and flavorful that you’d never know it’s low in fat and sodium. Recipe: Apple Corn Chili
  4. Fish Sticks and Apples. Wind down with traditional comfort foods that have a modern twist. These easy-to-prepare fish sticks and spiced apples will please the entire family. You’ll find the spinach-basil dipping sauce delish! Recipe: Easy Oven Fish Sticks with Spinach Basil Dipping Sauce and Spiced Apples
  5. Tacos. Not your average taco! Chicken, potatoes, and radishes put a slight spin on these tacos. If you crave Mexican food but don’t want the extra calories, try this recipe! Recipe: Quick & Healthy Chili & Lime Chicken Potato Tacos

5 Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Side Dishes

  1. Bean Salad. If you like 3-bean salad, you’ll like this recipe. A hint of mint, lemon zest, and Dijon perks up the flavor of this delicious side. Recipe: Lemony Bean Salad
  2. Sautéed Cabbage. Cabbage is a super-vegetable when it comes to your health. It is part of the “cruciferous” family and packed with phytonutrients which may reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. Try this delicious way to enjoy Cabbage! Recipe: Cabbage Comfort
  3. Seasoned Squash. Pair this side with roasted chicken or pork for a complete meal. It’s low in calories and fat, high in vitamin A and beta carotene. And … has fantastic eye appeal! Recipe: Spicy Apple Filled Squash
  4. Baked Wedges with Garlic. Prep some Russets with olive oil and garlic, bake … and you’ll have a tasty side with any meal. Potatoes are an excellent source for vitamins C and B6, and a good source for fiber.
    Recipe: Baked Garlic Fries
  5. Romaine Salad. Boost your levels of vitamins A and C as well as folate with this salad that calls for chopped romaine, citrus, and blueberries. Craft your own salad by adding your favorite fresh berries and fruits. Recipe: Fruited Romaine Salad

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