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Simple ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet

Friday, 14 August 2020

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According to the centre for disease control and prevention, only one in ten adults eat enough servings of fruit and vegetables every day. To be the healthiest we can be, ideally, we should be consuming two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables daily. In saying that, sometimes it can be difficult to do so if you can’t find delicious and interesting new ways to incorporate them into your diet, especially if you don’t love the taste of them.

Listed below are a few simple but delicious ways to incorporate as many nutritious foods as possible into your diet.

Spaghetti Bolognese.

Spaghetti Bolognese is a dish that you can easily incorporate a number of vegetables into. Alongside cherry or pureed tomatoes, you can also add onion, carrot, celery, zucchini, carrot and mushrooms, without noticing a huge difference in the flavour. If you grate or puree them before adding them in, you’ll never know the difference! Lentils also make a delicious yet super healthy addition to spaghetti bolognaise.

Try Jamie Oliver’s mushroom and lentil pappardelle Bolognese here:

Use a blender.

Smoothies are another great way to consume a number of nutritional foods at once. The benefit of using sweet fruits like banana, mango, berries, and kiwi, means you can add extras like kale and spinach without really tasting them. You can also add other superfoods such as chia seeds, flaxseeds, hempseeds, and all-natural peanut butter, which have all been shown to have a protective effect against heart disease.

Give one of these six healthy superfood smoothies a try:

Simply add them into foods you already eat and love.

Next time you make an omelette or scrambled eggs for breakfast, add in some onion, tomato, mushroom, and capsicum. If you’re making pizzas, top them with tomato, onion, capsicum, zucchini, and avocado. You could also try making lasagne and adding thin layers of carrot and zucchini into it.

Try out exciting new recipes.

Cooking new recipes can make eating nutritious foods a lot more fun. Try out this broccoli pesto pasta with roasted vegetables recipe for dinner:

Or this chicken minestrone soup:

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