How to get your 5-9 servings of veggies a day.

saladEating snacks like this instead of chips or candy is a great way to fill any nutritional gaps, fulfill your need for crunchy/salty, and to keep your energy up during the afternoon slump.

This salad consists of the following:
2 cups of organic girl baby spinach
5 slices of organic yellow and orange bell peppers, torn into pieces
1 small handful of mixed organic sprouts (bean, lentil and veggie)
1/8-1/4 cup of shiitake mushrooms, raw & chopped, and 1 tablespoon of Newman’s Own olive oil dressing.

More tips to get your 5-9 servings a day:

  1. Put grated carrots or bits of broccoli and cauliflower in your pasta sauce.
  2. Add steamed veggies to any meal or snack to boost your satiety and fiber intake.
  3. Instead of chips, have sliced cucumbers or crunchy sugar snap peas with sandwiches.
  4. Use yummy dips and spreads like guacamole or hummus to make veggies taste better.
  5. Use warm blueberries or strawberries (microwaved with stevia) over cereal or waffles.
  6. Top cereal or oatmeal with fresh fruit of your choice (or microwave for creamy texture).
  7. Make veggies the star of the show by filling up half of your plate with them.
  8. Make a big mixed veggie salad your go-to fast food meal of choice.

So there you have it. Easy ways to get more fruits and veggies into your day. Enjoy!