The Best Ways to Sneak Veggies Into Every Meal, Says Expert
We’re going to let you in on some very important information—less than 10% of Americans consume the recommended 2.5-3 cups of vegetables per day. That means there’s likely a good chance you’re not eating enough veggies in your diet.
We get it, though—veggies aren’t necessarily the most exciting food option around. But they do pack a ton of health benefits, including key vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs. They also keep you fuller longer and support good gut health (thank you, fiber!), and they even reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, according to Freshly research and development chef Audrey Sweetwood.
You should actively adding veggies to your daily mix of meals—and doing so is much easier than you may think. It all depends on how you eat them.
“Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, yet so many people don’t have the best attitude toward them,” Sweetwood says. “When you choose the right vegetables, cook them correctly, and find the right recipe to highlight them in, it will make all the difference in your view on vegetables.”