How to Get More Veggies and Fruits into Your Holiday Meals

Let’s face it, it’s the season for drinking, over-eating and total indulgence on anything and everything in sight. For those who would like to stay healthy but still indulge a little and especially for mums who try to get their kids to eat some veggies at meal times, here’s some tips on how to sneak in those good, nourishing veggies and fruits.

Salads

There are a number of salads that incorporate fruit into them such as this kale saladon my blog. These can be a great and even fun way to get your extra fruits in, but if the kale salad doesn’t tickle your taste buds, you can also try something a little more relaxed like the brussels sprouts slaw that uses thinly sliced brussels sprouts, tossed in a light dressing with cranberries and parmesan cheese. Mincing and dicing the vegetables into very small pieces can also go a long way for this purpose. 

Rice Dishes

Rice dishes are great for dinners, and adding vegetables very well especially. Cutting your vegetables to sizes around a quarter of an inch can add rich flavor and a beautiful aesthetic that has the potential attract even the pickiest of eaters.

Soups

This is one of the best ways to get your vegetables if you have trouble eating them. When a soup is made it boils the contents until they are very soft. This could be great for people who don’t like to eat vegetables much because this gives them the benefit of the vegetables without having them have to sit and chew on them. In a soup, the broth becomes the carrier of the nutrients. 

Smoothies 

I love, love, love juicing! They are the best way to get a lot of nutrients into your system in one go – think of it as a transfusion of nutrients directly into your body. If you’re looking for a healthy way to start your day, while busy preparing a holiday meal then grab a bunch of fruits and veggies and make a smoothie. This is a lot healthier than making a batch of cinnamon rolls, and reduces the guilt later in the day when you indulge in all those taste holiday meals.

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