Where are the Veggies?
Much as that little voice nags to “eat your veggies,” 64% of Americans come nowhere close to dining on the two to three cups of vegetables per day the Food Pyramid recommends. To say it’s a challenge is an understatement.
Yes, vegetables are delicious addition to meals. They’re high in fiber, low in calories, and chock-full of all kinds of good-for-you nutrients and disease-fighting chemicals. The trouble is they take some planning to include at meals, particularly when the meal is something cobbled together from take-out or what’s in the pantry.
We’ve looked at the full vegetable spectrum, from vegetable-scarce to a full-fledged vegetable serving. The more you eat from the “full-fledged” side, the more benefits you reap.