Cooking Light has published a comprehensive list of creative ways to do what many of us fail to: add more vegetables to our diets.
Here are five stand-outs:
Pack them into pasta sauce. Vegetables like mushrooms, onions, and peas can amp up the flavor and nutrients. Start with this Mostly Veggie Pasta with Sausage recipe. Sausage is the flavor agent.
Swap your usual salad for this Baby Vegetable Salad. It features thin, even slices dressed with olive oil, honey, lemon juice, as well as fresh tarragon and dill.
Savor them in a meatless main, like Chickpea Panzanella filled with artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and red onion.
Dunk them in your favorite dip. Instead of reaching for chips, try dipping carrots, broccoli, and bell peppers, into hummus, homemade salad dressing, pesto, or peanut butter.
Take your toast to a new level by adding in veggies. While avocado may be your first choice, it’s actually a fruit. Some great vegetable options are sprouts, chopped cherry tomatoes, cooked kale, shaved carrots, and more.