Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fruits & Veggies: 3 Tips to Add More to Lunch

This week's tip will help you serve up a nutritious lunch for you or your family.

If you opt for the side salad try using a spring mix, spinach, or kale for a more nutrient dense and flavorful salad. If you prefer a sweeter salad add fresh blueberries, oranges, or strawberries. For a basic dressing combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and fruit juice then drizzle or spray it on your fresh greens.

If you like the size and texture of chips try cucumber and squash sliced as chips. Sprinkle with parmesan, sea salt, or Mrs. Dash for added flavor. If you just need an added crunch add a handful if baby carrots or sliced apples.

My favorite lunch boost is to mix in a handful of vegg into my lunch portion of pasta or rice.  Broccoli is a great way to boost a rice dish, adding volume if you are low carbing it. Spinach and squash mix in seemlessly with a fresh tomato sauce.

Next week you can find tips on veggie snacks for your daily menu.

How do you add more veggies to your lunch?

Share a recipe or tip in the comments below.

Health and Happiness 

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