We often think about having vegetables as a side with dinner, or maybe as a salad, but there are so many other exciting ways to enjoy vegetables and to include them more often at meals or snacks throughout your day. Adding vegetables to breakfast gives you a chance to be creative. One idea is to add shredded carrots or zucchini while cooking oatmeal – add in a small handful of raisins and cinnamon and you have carrot or zucchini bread in a bowl. You can also add a handful of baby spinach to your smoothie in the morning to make it a really fun colour and give it a nutrient boost. For snacks, think vegetables that require little preparation – baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, baby bell peppers, and sugar snap peas are all great examples. (510966600)
Wash them and put them into a container, then store it in the fridge or an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack for a quick and easy snack. For more information, go to the Foodland Ontario website atwww.ontario.ca/foodland, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or call the Health Action Line: 1-800-660-5853.