How to Eat More Vegetables: Tip #8

How to Eat More Vegetables
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, the 'veggie evangelist' shares practical tips and ideas from her own experience, her readers and other bloggers.

And now for this week's tip:

How to Eat More Vegetables

TIP #8
Paint the plates with color. The most nutritious vegetables are bright- and deep-colored. Think the orange of sweet potatoes, the crimson of tomatoes, the claret of beets. Vegetables add verve and color to a plate, especially compared to cooked meat. Use the color to please the eye and inspire the appetite.

AND YOU? What about you, how does color affect your vegetable choices?

TIP #9
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A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.


  1. Colorful vegetables are indeed beautiful and can sometimes intrigue those who are otherwise veggie-shy. Let's not forget, though, that their drab looking cousins like cauliflower, parsnips, and cabbage are equally lovely. Unlike in many grains, white coloring in vegetables does not indicate that they have been stripped of their nutrients.

    That said, hooray for bright colors in produce! Visual appeal in food should not be taken lightly, especially as we head into spring and summer's fresh and vibrant options.

  2. that is so true - I grew up knowing that half of the plate should be filled with yellow and green, then a quarter for starches and a quarter for meat. (we had small plates back then too! )

  3. I found your site by googling 'Weight Watchers one calorie soup" Vegetables and I do not get along. Icky. I have tried a few of your recipes and have been really happy! I also roasted a butternut squash your way and couldn't believe how easy it was to peel. Thank you for trying to get me on better terms with my veggies.

  4. Hi Teri - Thanks so much for totally making my week and hey! it's still early Monday! Keep at it!


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