Be a Sneaky Chef
• The secret is in the sauce. Make a mean marinara that’s loaded with vegetables. In addition to your traditional tomato sauce base, use any combination of chopped mushrooms, eggplant, onions, peppers, squash, and carrots. This versatile sauce can then be used in a variety of creative ways to add both flavor, as well as a serving of vegetables to your day. Spoon it over noodles, mix it into lasagna, start it as a soup base, spread it over pizza crust, or use it as a dipping sauce.
• Bribe yourself with baked goods. Both vegetables and fruits are healthy, delicious, and fabulous additions to breads, cakes, biscuits, and pies. Both savory and sweet, what better way to add a vegetable serving to your day? Carrot cake, pumpkin pie, sweet potato biscuits, zucchini bread or pancakes, corn muffins…. The list goes on, and the same is true for fruits. While we can’t exactly count an entire serving in a slice or piece, it’s still a way to sneak in half of a satisfying serving.