Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: How I [Easily] Put More Vegetables into my Diet

I really like eating lettuce, fruits, and other vegetables, but only if they’re already prepared.  However, already prepared food you buy that way is usually more expensive and often not even as good!

Sometimes it’s hard to eat healthfully when what is handy to grab as a snack or pack in a lunch is all bread, desserts, or pizza rolls!

One thing that makes it easier for me to eat healthfully is to prepare a large quantity of vegetables all at once.  For example: lettuce.  If you buy pre-cut lettuce it not only is very expensive, but doesn’t last long!  Also, unless you buy some awesome “Dole” salad mix, you’ll get stuck with the lettuce that tastes more like purple cabbage than lettuce.

If I have a big bag or bowl of chopped lettuce in my fridge I’m much more likely to pack it in my lunch for work or eat it for a meal.  It is also an easy way to mix half head lettuce/half romaine, to “stretch” my romaine lettuce a little farther.

I’d love your tips for easily (and deliciously!) eating healthfully!


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I'm Bonnie. I'm a pharmacy technician and new wife to Bogdan. I love cooking, usually without recipes. I love good sales and coupons, but haven't quite figured out the best way to find them. I make the typical new-wife mistakes and have burned my share of cookies. I like a cold house and a hot shower all year long.
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5 Responses to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: How I [Easily] Put More Vegetables into my Diet

  1. I try to make a lot of veggies at the same time also. That way they are already there when I go to the fridge – no excuse then ; )

  2. Good post! I’m all for sneaking veggies into dishes, like shredded carrots in my pasta sauce or pureed squash in my meatloaf. I finally invested in a good salad spinner and doubled the shelf life of my lettuce!

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