Fresh, uncooked veggies are so healthy and itâ€™s important to work them into your meal plan somewhere. The majority of Americanâ€™s donâ€™t eat enough vegetables and most vegetables consumed in the American diet are cooked potatoes in the form of french fries. Americanâ€™s need more vegetables in their diet â€“ and not in the form of crispy fries.
To work more fresh uncooked vegetables into your diet, try eating more salads. Salads are a great source of vegetables and are a great appetizer to any meal (or meal themselves). Try these salad toppings for a wholesome gourmet salad:
- Cheese (blue, mozzarella, cheddar, pepper-jack, feta, or other)
- Nuts (pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds)
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Onions (green, red, sweet-yellow are all excellent)
- Bell Peppers (any color)
- Bean Sprouts or Alfalfa Sprouts
- Avocado or Guacamole
- Meats (steak, chicken, shrimp, etc.)
- Fruit (raspberries, strawberries, grapes)
Another great way of getting more fresh vegetables into your diet is by snacking on them. Buy baby carrots or other vegetables as a healthy alternative to chips. They donâ€™t have the cholesterol or sugar that processed snacks have and are filled with healthy vitamins, minerals and enzymes that your body so desperately needs. If you are not a fan of eating vegetables alone, there are great dips that accompany fresh veggies that are healthy, too.
Try these great tips in eating more vegetables â€“ and live a longer and healthier life!
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