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Quick breads andmuffins are the perfect vessel for carrots, zucchini, pumpkin and squash. Cookies become healthier without affecting the texture or sweetness with the addition of pumpkin, sweet potatoes and even beets. Cakes are another yummy way to work in a bit of spinach or a straight-forward dose of carrot (covered in cream-cheese frosting, of course). 9. A Cool Treat Smoothies are a drinkable way to add in lots of vegetables. There are endless combinations of smoothie

Remember if you need to start by disguising them, make them small or blended and add to pasta salad, dips, and side dishes. 8. Bake it Up Sometimes, eating veggies is a bit like takingmedicine — you just have to find a way to get it done. So although baked goods aren’t a mainstream component in the typical healthy eating plan, if you’re making baked goods anyway, you might as well add some much- needed vitamins andminerals to the batter.

ingredients, so put together your favorite blend of yogurt, almond milk, coconut milk, berries, protein powder, flax seed, and/or bananas. Then sneak in a bit of spinach, kale, celery, carrot, or cucumber. Similarly, popsicles offer a refreshing treat on hot days, and they can be an easy way to sneak in vegetables. If you have a juicer, you canmake your own juice. Otherwise look for store-bought products made up of a vegetable blend. Then, simply use a popsicle mold to make a cool treat they won’t know is good for them!

10. Take it Slow Adding vegetables into your

family’s diet is a move that makes everyone healthier. While veggies can improve energy, sleep, focus and overall wellness, incorporating them doesn’t have to be painstaking. Keep the effort to a minimumby focusing on one new vegetable or technique every week or two. Once you successfully incorporate one new veggie, move on to another vegetable or technique. Within a few months, your everyday menu will be exponentially more colorful and healthy.


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