Do you have enough vegetables in your diet? Try these recipes to ramp up the flavour, your intake of veggies and feel the veggie power.
It’s no secret that eating more nutritious vegetables is an essential element of healthier eating. Fortunately, finding ways to boost the veggie content of your favourite dishes may be easier than you think.
Put a creative twist on your meals from breakfast through dinner with these tasty tips:
• Experiment with new flavours to enhance the dishes you enjoy regularly. If a tomato and cheese omelette is your standard breakfast fare, try adding peppers and mushrooms for a whole new taste. If you tend to keep things simple, get creative when it comes to topping your morning toast such as this version that features avocados and radishes. Then at dinner, give basic pasta a bump by adding broccoli or spinach to your sauce.
• Look for veggie-rich versions of your favourite condiments, dips and sauces. For example, Sabra’s Veggie Fusions Guacamole has loads of added vegetables with 30 per cent less fat than classic guacamole. Available in Garden Vegetable and Mango Lime, you can also opt for the Southwest flavour and get your fiesta fix with a hearty combination of guacamole, sweetcorn and rich black beans – the perfect complement to a spicy steak taco.
• Find new flavour combinations by swapping out calorie-laden carbs. Ditch the bread and instead use leaves of lettuce to wrap your sandwich. Traditional cold cuts, chicken salad and even burgers taste great nestled in fresh, crisp leafy greens.
Get inspired with more ideas to up your veggie intake at sabra.com
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Recipe courtesy of The Lemon Bowl
Recipe courtesy of Emily Bites