It’s something we hear all the time, we need to be getting more vegetables into our diets, the good news is, it’s pretty easy to sneak more veggies in! If you struggle to get in your daily serves of vegetables, our 28 nutritionist Steph Lowe share her top tips for getting more veggies into your day! Add greens to you smoothie A handful or two of spinach, or some fresh celery or zucchini are great ways to increase the nutrient density of your smoothie. You can barely taste them but your body will be soaking up the added vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! If you’re put off by the subsequent colour change, serve your smoothie in an opaque cup or glass jar. Swap your cereal for a cooked breakfast An omelette, breakfast salad or hash are just some of the ways you can start your day with vegetables. Have you tried our breakfast hash or baked green eggs? Add a side to your main meal Wrap, sandwich or sushi for lunch? Add a small side salad or serve of green vegetables. This will create improved blood sugar control and satiety, and help to reduce the dreaded 330-itis. Preparation is key! Roast a batch of vegetables on the weekend We get it, seeing those insta posts full of Tupperware identical meal can be intimidating, but a little prep work will make life easier. Roast pumpkin, zucchini, cauliflower and eggplant to add to salads and wraps mid-week. All you need is your choice of vegetables, olive oil and sea salt so simple and so delicious! Double up with a vegetable dip and veggie sticks! Chop carrot, celery and capsicum sticks and keep them in a sealed container at the front of the fridge. When the munchies strike, you’ll be far less tempted by crackers, chips or sweet treats. A vegetable dip is a simple, cost-effective and delicious option for snacking on with vegetable sticks, You’ll avoid all the nasties often added to store-bought dips and use up vegetables that are starting to look a little worse for wear. Our Avocado and Spinach Dip or Roasted Beetroot Dip with Crostini are two huge favourites with our


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