3 Ways to Enjoy More Veggies

If you haven’t noticed, I focused this week around eating vegetables, from “5 reasons to eat more veggies” to interpreting the meaning of “5-9 servings per day.”  You sort of get what to do… A side of steamed spinach here, some carrots with hummus there.  But what if you wanted to jazz it up – that is, incorporate veggies in less boring ways?  Lucky for you, I’m a (serious) foodie, and have tried all of these ideas either out at restaurants or in my own home.  #1: Frittatas or omelets.  Sautéing veggies in a skillet (chopped broccoli, peppers, tomatoes or onions), and tossing sharp cheddar on top is a dream come true.  #2: Veggie pancakes.  Sound icky?  You’re so wrong (think: grated zucchini, carrots and potatoes with eggs, a touch of nutmeg, flour and milk). Goes well with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt on the side. #3: Carrot Chips.  Yes – they exist!  Instead of baby carrots (which don’t have the mouth feel of a chip) try “Cal-Organic Carrot Chips.”  These are carrots that have been washed, peeled and sliced into a ripple-cut.  Eat raw with a dip, bake with olive oil for a crunchy flavor, or stir-fry. Bon appétit :)

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