Eating more fruits and vegetables can be difficult, especially when you’re stuck in a meal routine or rut. With school season quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to consider these small, simple changes that can help improve your whole family’s eating habits!
Swap Crackers Or Pita For Fresh Vegetables
Dips and spreads are an easy go-to snack at work or after school. Next time you reach for the hummus, skip the crackers and pita and pack a bag of fresh cut vegetables like our Mucci Farms Bella Sweets™ Super Sweet Mini Peppers and our Mucci Farms CuteCumbers™ Snack-sized Cucumbers. The crisp, crunch of the vegetables pairs perfectly with any dip or hummus and will keep you energized instead of slowing you down.
Jump On The Smoothie Bandwagon
Everyone loves a refreshing drink so why not use the smoothie as your vessel for healthier foods? Even the most basic blender can handle ice and fresh fruit/vegetables so there’s no need to invest in an expensive appliance. Do some research and find smoothies with ingredients your family already enjoys so the transition is simple. Our Smuccies Sweet Strawberries and our Mini Cucumbers are both perfect for blending!
Get Creative With Your Greens
Lettuce isn’t just for salads! If wraps are a staple in your menu, why not try swapping the tortilla or pita for lettuce? Tacos, fajitas and pretty much anything in a tortilla can be nestled just as nicely into a leaf of our Mucci Farms Naked Leaf Living Lettuce. The end result is a crispy exterior that doesn’t take away from the flavourful ingredients inside.
Fill Er’ Up!
Some vegetables like our fresh tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplant, are perfect for stuffing and make adding extra nutrients to a meal super simple! Our Mucci Farms Beefsteak Tomatoes filled with a fresh lentil salad, Sweet Bell Peppers stuffed Mexican style or Mini Eggplant boats with your favourite toppings are all easy ways to not only make meal time more healthy, but also kick up the creativity!
Think Outside The Bun
Did you know that sliced eggplant, beefsteak tomatoes or bell peppers all make great bun substitutes? Create a grilled veggie delight between two slices of eggplant, put your BBQ sliders between a beefsteak tomato or make a deli sandwich on a red pepper. Top points for creativity and most importantly, taste!
Whether you’re struggling to include more fruits and vegetables into your routine or you just need some fresh inspiration, start with ingredients you already know and love and work from there. Keeping it fresh and simple shouldn’t be overly complicated or expensive. Hunt for recipes with ingredients, flavours and preparation times that work for you and introduce new things slowly. For more recipes featuring our fresh produce be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.