How to Eat More Vegetables: Tip #4

Bowl of vegetables by Flickr Elle_Epp
We all know we should eat more vegetables. But how, how do we do that, really? What real-life tips and ideas work? How can we build our lives around the healthiest of all foods, vegetables? Every Saturday (oops, unless she's caught up in cooking for a Mardi Gras party, in which case, on Monday), the 'veggie evangelist' shares practical tips and ideas from her own experience, her readers and other bloggers.

How to Eat More Vegetables

Tip #4
Snack Before Supper What??? Don't moms always say, "No snacks before dinner! You'll ruin your appetite!" Catherine uses smart snacks. She washes and cuts up cauliflower, broccoli and carrots straight from the grocery and keeps miniature cucumbers and bell peppers in the refrigerator. After school, when the kids are hanging out in the kitchen while she makes dinner, she puts out a bowlful along with hummus or a cottage cheese dip. Smart Mom!

THANKS! Thank you to Catherine from Brush Prairie, WA for this great tip!

AND YOU? What about you, would snacking before supper work for you and your family?

TIP #5
Coming next week!

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Today's photograph is courtesy of Elle-Epp on Flickr.

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A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.


  1. Talking about the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables has done absolutely nothing to change others' diets, even when they really wanted to change. But just about everyone I know is happy to eat the fruits and vegetables that I have prepared, cut up in to bite-sized pieces and neatly arranged on a central dish. Thus far it's the only thing I've ever seen work. If I cut up enough for myself, they'll be upset that they don't get any but still won't prepare any for themselves.

    I think most people, they are lazy and un-used to having to "prepare" snacking foods. If it doesn't come in a bag or box, ready to eat, then it is too much work. I think this by itself is a much bigger problem than that of not eating enough vegetables.

  2. As meal preparer I find soup to be an easy way to incorporate many vegetables into a meal. Also can purée a mix of cooked veggies and use as a sauce for pasta, also thinking of meat as the garnish rather than the "main course" helps.


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