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How to add more vegetables to your meals

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We all know vegetables are good for us, but how many of us count it as a favorite food and children are notorious for not liking their vegetables. Ideally, we should have at least three servings of veggies a day. How can we make tasty meals with the addition of plenty of veggies?

Juice: vegetables such as carrots, beets, celery, cucumber and tomato put through a juicer with fruits makes delicious and nutritious juices with many servings in one glass.

Make an omelet with peppers, mushrooms, spinach, tomato and onions for a tasty breakfast or have it for lunch with a leafy salad.

Soups: Add pureed veggies to your favorite soup, it will thicken and add flavor to your soup.

Add grated carrots, cabbage, parsnips, and broccoli to your pasta sauce and “hide” grated veggies in meatballs, kids will eat their favorite meal without knowing it is full of veggies.

Grow your own veggies: and get the kids involved. There is nothing more satisfying than gathering fresh produce from your garden and having it on the table.

Always buy seasonal produce and preferably from a farmers market for optimal taste and nutrition.

Homemade coconut ice cream for a tropical taste

July 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Guest post written by Karen Osteen

During the summer I just crave tropical tasting things. I think that it’s because it’s just so hot and it seems like that’s the appropriate stuff to eat. Too bad that isn’t readily available so much in my hometown. So instead I had to come up with something on my own about a week or so ago when the urge for something tropical and cold really hit me. So, what I did was I looked online to see if I could find a recipe for some tropical tasting ice cream or sorbet that I could make.

While I was online looking up that stuff, I ran across the website and after I looked through it a little bit I decided to change over my home internet service to the provider. That needed to be done for a while anyway, so that just ended up being the perfect chance to do it.

I found a recipe for coconut ice cream that simply sounded to die for. That’s actually one of my favorite tropical flavors anyway, so I went with that and I’m pretty sure that I went with the right choice because it ended up turning out fantastic tasting!