This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tropicana Farmstand for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
One of the best things we can do for our health is to eat a rainbow of foods every single day. That doesn’t mean you should grab your box of artificially flavored breakfast cereal and call it a win! When I say ‘eat a rainbow’ I mean a rainbow of all natural foods that God (or Mother Nature or just pure Dumb Luck) created! Brightly colored fruits and vegetables contain an amazing array of nutrients and not just vitamins and minerals. There are antioxidants to fight off things like cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. There is Beta-Carotine which may provide protection to your cardiovascular system. And there are so many other reasons that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but they are way too numerous to list here. So, you KNOW you need to get more brightly colored fruits and vegetables in your diet but if you see ONE more stalk of broccoli you may just toss your plate out the window. I get it, I really do! BUT, you need to learn how to eat more vegetables and not get totally sick of them! Here are a few simple ways to do it!
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How to Eat More Vegetables
1. Bake them into something. I would much rather eat a carrot muffin than a plate of carrot sticks any day. Add pumpkin puree to your pancakes and try my recipe for homemade spiced zucchini bread. . There are a million ways that you can bake your vegetables right into something else.
2. Take your salad beyond iceberg lettuce. Iceberg lettuce really has zero nutritional value! Get crazy with your salads…add baby spinach and arugala. Top it with some roasted beets, blue cheese and walnuts. (check out my recipe for Roasted Beet Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts!) Add red, yellow and orange bell peppers instead of plain green ones. Try and see how many cool colors you can get into one small salad!
3. Kick them up a notch with a light breading. Okay, you really don’t want to slather your vegetables in batter and deep fry them. That is kind of going against the whole ‘healthy eating’ concept. But, there is no reason you can’t dip them in milk, roll them in breadcrumbs and bake them in the oven to get a tad bit crispy. Once they are done, dip them in some low fat ranch dressing as a replacement for higher fat french fries! Check out my Zucchini Oven Chips with Parmesan Cheese recipe!
4. Drink them in juice! If you want to learn how to eat more vegetables you really need to consider vegetable JUICE! You don’t need to own an expensive juicer to start incorporating vegetable juice into your diet. There are premade varieties in the grocery store like Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green that are tasty, nutritious and inexpensive!
Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green contains juices from sweet potatoes, grapes, apples, bananas, mangos, pineapple, oranges, carrots, limes, kale and spinach. All of those nutritious ingredients combine for a delicious, tropical taste. It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. Farmstand Tropical Green gives you one serving of fruit AND one serving of veggies in every glass. It contains 100% fruit and vegetable juice and has no added sugar.
In order to get the number of fruit and vegetable servings we really need, we should be eating them at every meal. Getting fruit at breakfast is easy but learning how to eat more vegetables at breakfast has been challenging! Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green is an easy and delicious way to get an entire serving of fruit AND vegetables at the very first meal of the day! I found the taste to be absolutely delicious and refreshing. Mostly I noted the pineapple juice with other tropical hints and couldn’t tell there were vegetables in there at all. Even if you are just grabbing a quick breakfast to go as you run out the door, Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green is easy to pour into a travel mug to take with you. At least you know you have one vegetable serving done before you even get to work!
Check out the Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green website for more information about this great new product. While you are there, you can get tons of great information about More Tropicana products as well!
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.
61 thoughts on “How to Eat More Vegetables and Not Get Totally Sick of Them! #FarmstandGreen”
I would really like to try the tropical green. Yum, kiwi’s!
I LOVE veg/fruit juice, and it can be a pain to buy, peel, slice, and juice them, and then clean off your machine. A pre-made juice that still gives you the benefits is just the ticket!
I love Tropicana 50 orange juice. This fruit & veggie juice sounds really interesting. I’d love to have my family try this, especially my kids who don’t eat enough veggies.
My favorite juice is apple and carrots .I love the veggie/fruits juice …I never try Tropicana before
I like the berry punch twister drinks.
My favorite is Pomegranate Blueberry.
I love orange juice.
I enjoy drinking grapefruit juice.
My favorite juice is unsweetened cranberry juice.
I’ve always been an orange juice girl.
I really like Pomegranate Blueberry
I love any kind of strawberry banana flavored juice.
My favorite is pineapple juice. I think it is the best!
I like orange juice
My favorite juice is mango orange juice. It is so yummy!
My favorite is apple juice. Our kids are a little more particular. They like the combination juices.
Orange juice with no pulp is my favorite.
I like apple juice
I love cranberry juice.
Pineapple Is My Favorite Juice.
I like passionfruit juice.
I am a lover of Orange Juice
I love orange juice
I love grapefruit juice.
I love orange juice and Trop 50 makes a good low calorie.
I love the Tropicana OJ with lots of pulp. I haven’t tried the Tropicana Farmstand yet. It sounds great!
I love orange juice with pulp. We squeeze our own orange juice, we have never tried getting into more vegetable juices.
I’m a fan of most juices, but have a weakness for grapefruit
I like peach juice.
I love Pineapple Orange Juice!
My favorite juice is pineapple =)
I like orange juice with lots of pulp…pulpy enough to almost eat my juice. 🙂
My favorite juice is grape juice!
I like orange juice
Orange juice is my fave, yum!
MY FAVORITE JUICE IS GRAPE JUICE
I like my homemade smoothies best, but as far as juice goes I love apple juice.
I like fruit punch the best . Thank you!
My fav is strawberries banana and orange
My favorite juice is orange juice.
I like orange juice.
Thank You for the giveaway…love fresh carrot juice with a splash of pineapple juice added !
i really like pineapple juice or white grape juice.
I like just about any kind of fruit juice and I used to drink V8 Vegetable Juice! I would be willing to try any new juices!
I love orange juice
love orange juice with pulp
I want to try the Strawberry Banana flavor.
I like Pineapple Orange Juice. (I also like grapefruit, but I’m no longer allowed to drink it, for medical reasons.Booo!)!
My favorite is strawberry kiwi juice!
I love a good Mixed Berry Juice!
Imy favorite is Pomegranate Blueberry
I love pulp free orange juice
My favorite juice is orange juice.
My favorite is orange juice
I like most any juice (drinking carrot juice right now). I think cranberry would be my favorite type of juice though.
Apple juice is my favorite juice.
These tips were super helpful. I love vegetables but get burnt out on them really easily so I’m always trying to find ways to sneak them in. In the winter I love to make soups that have at least three veggies in them so that I know I’m at least getting a few servings. Another thing I like to do is I make a simple dip for raw veggies. All it is is sour cream and a package of ranch spices. Probably not the most healthy thing but at least it gets me to get my raw veggies in! I’ve never thought of breading them though, that’s a great idea!
I love dipping veggies! I usually do blue cheese dressing which ( I agree) isn’t the healthiest choice but it does get me to eat a whole ton of raw broccoli!