This week it is National Nutrition Week. Nutrition Australia have set the challenge for all Aussies to #TryFor5 serves of veg EVERY day for the week! Do you think you can do it? Why not take the pledge with me (and loads others) on Instagram as we include more veg in our diet.
To make it even easier I have listed my top FIVE tips to including more Veg in your diet (and even some ways to sneak them in for the kids).
1. Be Prepared
Cut up carrots, cucumber, beans and capsicum ahead of time. To keep them super fresh, wrap them in paper down and keep them in air tight containers in the fridge. Now all you need in a delicious dip, and you've got the perfect snack.
2. Boost your Breaky
This is the perfect way to sneak those veg past the kids. Grate up carrot or zucchini and add them to your oats in the morning. A touch of cinnamon, few crushed nuts, and a dollop of your favourite yoghurt and you have yourself a delicious nourishing boosted breakfast.
3. Pack the veg into your smoothie
Cut down the fruit and instead replace it with delicious greens. My favourite veg to add to smoothies: Avocado (makes for the creamiest smoothie), Cucumber, Kale, Spinach!
4. Grate it up!
Grate, finely chop, do you what ever you need to and mix all your spare veg into your meat patties, pasta bakes or my favourite Bolognese sauce. This is one of the best ways to get the veg in without the kids knowing.
5. Homemade Hot Chips
My absolute favourite snack growing up - HOT CHIPS. Well know I've found the healthy option. Make your own at home from zucchini, sweet potato and carrot! simply cut the veg into chip size pieces, drizzle with a little oil and paprika, and bake in a hot oven for 30mins!