5 tips for eating more vegetables

With a busy life and lots of potential distractions, we don’t always incorporate enough vegetables in every meal. We have compiled five tips that improve our awareness of nutrition and help us add vegetables to your daily life in a fun and delicious way. Read on!

1. Start with a hearty breakfast
There are endless ways to eat vegetables at breakfast. You can make toast with roasted cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber with cottage cheese, a sliced avocado with linseed. A vegetable omelette with grated courgettes or just with a quarter of a bag of stir-fry vegetables. And there are obviously lots of delicious breakfast salads that are quick and easy to make. 

2. Vegetables in your sandwich
An ordinary sandwich suddenly becomes a meal fit for a king if you add vegetables. Make your cheese sandwich more interesting with creamy avocado, crunchy lettuce, juicy cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumber. 

3. Lunch with a salad
In our opinion, a salad is the best lunch.  You can make a different lunch salad every day and stay fit all day, because you’ve eaten a light and nutritious meal. You can vary endlessly with ingredients. Besides many sorts of vegetables (cucumber, spinach, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, peppers), you can add pulses (lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas), grains (spelt, quinoa), pasta, rice, cheese (feta, cottage cheese, mozzarella), fish (mackerel, salmon, tuna), or chicken. 

4. Vegetable dips
The latest addiction among members of our editing team involves vegetable spreads, like hummus.  You can vary endlessly with these too. What about beetroot caviar or sweet pepper dip? 

5. Vegetables to enjoy with a wine or beer
As well as crisps and nuts, you can serve a variety of vegetable snacks, for example mini cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, slices of pepper, kohlrabi chips, celery sticks. It’s even healthier! Serve a tasty dip (as described above) and you’ll be amazed how guests love them.

5 tips for eating more vegetables

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Annelies Blaauwkamer

Annelies Blaauwkamer

Community organisation

So many variations are possible with salads, vegetables and dressings, so I never get bored eating them! Every season has it's own produce that can be used to prepare a new salad.
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