Steamed, sautéed, stir fried, boiled, blanched, and raw—you likely have a favorite method for preparing vegetables. However, if you struggle to get you daily requirements (that’s 3 to 5 servings according to national guidelines from the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health), the plan calls for new and creative veggie strategies that border on genius.
Don’t fret, here are eight unique ways to infuse veggies into meals (that you probably haven’t ever thought of)…
1. Make a Veggie Bowl
If you’re not eating the lettuce in your salad—turn the lettuce upside down into the actual bowl. Simply cut a head of iceberg lettuce in half, scoop out the inside leaving a rim of about 2-inches and fill with your favorite fajita or taco fillings (chicken, shrimp, lean ground turkey, taco spices, low fat shredded cheese, tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cilantro) and top with plain Greek yogurt and salsa.