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Up the ante with veggies

Fritta and Veg Crunch SaladA goal of mine as a dietitian ‘that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans also recommends‘ is variety. Not only does food diversity ensure an abundance of vitamins and minerals, it keeps boredom and dinner ruts at bay.

Epicurious has a brilliant chart for upping vegetables, flavor, and zing into several protein-rich frittata recipes (crustless quiche). The one pictured is brimming with zucchini, mushrooms, shallots and garlic. Alongside is a chopped veggie crunch salad – just make it up as you go along. Finely chop broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, then toss in golden raisins and sunflower seeds. Toss well with a homemade coleslaw or mayo and lemon-type dressing.

This mouth-popping combo makes getting 3 cups of veggies in one day accessible. It’s easy prep and tantalizing, like fireworks in your mouth.

 

 

 

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