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Five ways to incorporate vegetables into your diet

October 2, 2018

Vegetables have long term been either detested or loved by childrens and adults alike. If you find yourself one of those people who doesn’t like the taste of vegetables but want the health benefits of them, we’ve devised some easy ways you can add veggies into your daily intake.

​1. Drink your vegetables

There’s a myriad of colourful ways to disguise your vegetables for consumption, and one of our favourites would be blending them into a smoothie. Green smoothies are all the trend right now because they’re easy to digest and you can mask their flavours with fruit.

Not only do the vegetable cells get ruptured during blending – making it easier for your body to absorb their nutrients – but they’re also easy to make and clean up, and you can take them with you on your way to work.

2. Turn vegetables into noodles

Another easy way to get vegetables onto your daily menu is by turning them into noodles. We all love a good pasta, and one made of sweet potato, zucchini, carrots, turnips or beets ensures your meal will be nutritious and delicious. 

3. Substitute common carbs for vegetable wraps

Like with pasta, a healthy replacement for bread is a lettuce leaf wrapped around your sandwich or burger. While you still get all the tasty and substantial fillings, the lettuce leaf can help reduce bloating, overeating and the small side of guilt that comes with a heavy-carb lunch.

4. Get the same crunchy snack, only healthier

Munching on a bag of potato chips or a chocolate bar is almost a daily ritual for some. The great thing about leafy greens is that you can bake them into a healthier alternative. All you have to do is thinly slice brussel sprouts or kale and bake them with a dash of seasoning.

Before you know it, you’ll be snacking on something better for your waistline.

5. Prepare ahead

Preparation is key to healthy eating habits, and vegetables are no different. There’s a hundred different ways to add them to your diet without sacrificing taste or texture, and preparing them earlier on in the week can turn your whole eating regime around.

At Hearty Health, we truly want to invest in your health, which is why we offer the convenience of delicious, easy and fresh ready-made meal options. All our meals are analysed by our dietician to ensure they are nutrient-filled and well-balanced.

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