Only 2% of Australians are eating the recommended 5 serves of vegetables per day according to the latest findings from Roy Morgan Research.
Below are seven simple ways of increasing veggies in your families diet without them even noticing.
1. Start Early
Yes getting kids to eat veggies from a young age is really important but this is about starting early in the day. If you only think about veggies at dinner time, you’ve got a big challenge to get in your 5 serves. Try to include veggies in all main meals, yes even breakfast. This can be as simple as a handful of spinach with poached eggs, using green beans or asparagus spears as dippers in hard boiled eggs or some mushrooms on toast. Omelettes are a great way of using up leftover veggies or ones about to expire.
2. Juice It
Vegetable juices can provide you with a big boost to your daily intake in a quick and easy way. To get it past the kids start with some extra fruit or sweeter vegetables such as carrots or capsicum, but be careful it doesn’t become a fruit juice. Fruit is best eaten whole as you retain the beneficial fibre that is often lost in juicing.