Easy Way to Get More Veggies
You've heard it a million times: Eat your veggies! And, yep, we're going to echo that advice. But we're also going to show you how to sneak more veggies into your diet without spending hours in the kitchen.
But before we dive into our favorite kitchen shortcut, let's chat about why these little greens (and reds, yellows, and purples) are such a big deal.
We all know veggies are superheroes for our health. They help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, fend off some types of cancer, lower the risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar. Plus, since they’re low in calories & high in fiber, they also help you manage your weight.
But here's the kicker: A whopping 90% of Americans aren't meeting the recommended 2-3 cups of veggies a day! Talk about a missed opportunity. One of the easiest ways to give your nutrition a boost is to add more veggies to your meals and snacks.
We know, washing and chopping veggies can feel like a tedious & time-consuming chore. That's where our secret weapon comes in – the ready-to-eat produce from Trader Joe's. It's a game-changer, making it simple & practical to meet your daily veggie quota.
Here are 12 of our favorites, all conveniently waiting for you in the refrigerated section:
For a quick sauté:
- Sliced Mushrooms (crimini or white)
- Diced Onions
- Asian Style Vegetable Stir Fry
- Organic Broccoli slaw (also works great in a salad)
For a crisp, refreshing salad:
- Southwestern Chopped Salad Kit
- Herb Salad Mix
- Arugula (organic or wild rocket)
- Organic Shredded Green & Red Cabbage with Orange Carrots
To munch on raw:
(Pair with protein like hummus or tzatziki for a well-balanced snack.)
- Jicama Sticks
- Baby Carrots
- Persian Mini Cucumbers
- Sugar Snap Peas
And to help you you actually look forward to eating your veggies, we've whipped up some quick, easy, and downright delicious dinner recipes for you. Check them out here. Happy veggie munching!