Mar 2, 2011

Its National Nutrition Month!

12 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains and Dairy

1. Have fun using vegetables as pizza topping. Try broccoli, spinach, fresh basil, tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, and squash.

2. Mix up a breakfast smoothie with low-fat milk and any combination of frozen fruit: strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, pineapple, and a banana.

3. Make a veggie wrap with roasted vegetables and cheese rolled in a whole-wheat tortilla.

4. Try raw crunchy vegetables instead of chips with your favorite dip. 

5. Grill colorful vegetable kabobs packed with tomatoes, green and red peppers, mushrooms, squash, zucchini,  and onions.

6. Stuff an omelet with vegetables. Turn an omelet into a meal with broccoli, squash, carrots, peppers, tomatoes or onions with cheddar cheese.

7. Sandwich in fruits and vegetables. Add pizzazz to sandwiches with sliced pineapple, apple, peppers, cucumbers and tomato as fillings.

8. Make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle.

9. Top a baked potato with beans, salsa,  or broccoli and low-fat cheese.

11. Sneak in some vegetables. Add grated, shredded or chopped vegetables such as zucchini, spinach and carrots to lasagna, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, pasta sauce and rice dishes.

12. Make your main dish a salad of dark, leafy greens and other colorful vegetables, fruit, and nuts. Mandarin oranges, cranberries, blueberries are great on salads. Add some almonds or walnuts for extra healthy fats.

 *adapted/stolen from:

Yes, I know it is March 2 but I had a traumatizing  day yesterday b/t going to the dentist and then falling dramatically down my outside stairs onto the driveway. Let's just pretend yesterday didn't exist, shall we?


Megan said... many of these do you do?

Rose said...

The best pizza I ever had in my life had zucchini on it. Mmmmmmm.