Monday, June 4, 2012

Playing Hide-and-Seek With Vegetables

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USDA recommends that an average person consume between 2.5 and 3 cups of vegetables a day. Unless you are an avid fan of broccoli, this might be a challenge. 
Play hide-and-seek with vegetables by following these easy tips from Bon’App and learn how to sneak in vegetables in your favorite meals.
Smoothie


Instead of packing raw carrots or cucumbers in your lunch bag, blend your favorite vegetables into a fiber-rich smoothie that will keep you energized through your next meal.
Lasagna

Transform this classic Italian fare into a vegetable-friendly dish by layering thin slices of grilled eggplants in between the pasta. Puree peppers, onions, or squash into the sauce for an additional serving of vegetables.
Mac and Cheese
 
This ultimate comfort food can turn into something much more than just pasta and cheese if you add in pureed carrots, sweet potatoes, or broccoli. Not only will these vegetables add more flavors, but they will also pack in more nutrition.
Baked goods

Indulge in sweet zucchini bread without feeling guilty. Swap the recipe with whole-wheat flour and cut back on sugar and oil to make this low calorie, low fat, and nutritious treat.

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