5 Little-Known Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Maybe you’re eating all your fruits and veggies -- but if you’re like many of my clients, you fall into a habit of eating the same things over and over because it’s just easier. That can get boring (and eventually lead to falling off a healthy eating plan). Here are five fantastic ways you can change up your fruits and veggies.
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1. Veggie-Heavy Skewers
Shish kebabs are a treat. To make them even healthier, just cut back on the meat. Skewer even more vegetables like cherry tomatoes, carrot slices, mushrooms, eggplant, onions, squash and sweet potatoes.

2. Souped-Up Salsa
Chop up fresh tomatoes and cilantro, and add them to a bottle of store-bought salsa. Use this fresh-tasting treat as a dip for chips or pita bread, or pile it on as a dressing for salads, tacos and burritos.

3. Mandarin Magic
Make a spinach salad to your liking and then add a can of mandarin oranges as the final touch. You'll love how the fresh citrus brings out all the other flavors of the salad.

4. Sweet Roasted Strips
Try a twist on traditional French fries -- cut sweet potatoes into half-inch strips and roast them until they're crispy. You'll have a vitamin-A-filled snack and you'll be on top of a restaurant industry trend.

5. Oven-Roasted Stew
Toss a bag of frozen stew vegetables (large hunks of carrots, potatoes, celery and onion) with a tablespoon of olive oil, a dash of salt and pepper and a few sprigs of fresh rosemary; then roast at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Yum!

The Bottom Line
Instead of thinking of fruits and veggies as a chore, have some fun by looking for exciting new ways to prepare them!

Doug Rice

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