The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer, which only means one thing: spring is here. Spring cleaning is a must, and usually, that means it’s time to grab a vacuum and tackle those lingering dust bunnies once and for all. However, this year we are taking a different approach to our annual cleaning routine by tidying up our diets. That starts with eating more vegetables. These six simple steps will help you pack more veggies into your spring eating.
- Top your favorite dinners with sauteed vegetables
Instead of topping your meals with your everyday go-to, try adding peppers and onions sauteed with garlic and some of your favorite spices. The slight sweetness these veggies add is a perfect compliment to almost any flavor profile.
- Eat seasonally
The taste and quality of produce during its peak season is unbeatable. You’ll be wanting to eat more veggies in no time once you start eating with the seasons. Find vegetables that are in season in your area by clicking here.
- Sneak them into your sauces
Want an easy way to trick yourself into eating more veggies? Add them to your sauces! Finely chop vegetables and add them to any sauce you are making. Want to really hide them? Use an immersion blender to combine all of the ingredients for a silky smooth finish.
- Stock up on salsa
The low-cal condiment is full of flavor and fiber. Most salsa has a whole serving of vegetables in a half cup.
- Blend them into your morning smoothie
If you’re already starting your day off with a smoothie, this one should be easy to add to your regimen. Blend your favorite fruits, juice and creamy base with a few handfuls of spinach. You won’t even be able to tell the difference.
- Swap your pasta for veggie noodles
Lighten up your pasta dinner by swapping traditional noodles for veggies noodles. Use a spiralizer to create the thin noodle-esque slices. Don’t have a spiralizer? That’s okay! You can julienne your veggies and get the perfect noodles every time.
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