How To Eat Fresh Vegetables – Ideas for Working More Veggies Into Your Diet

Written by Robb Ksiazek

Fresh, uncooked veggies are so healthy and it’s important to work them into your meal plan somewhere. The majority of American’s don’t eat enough vegetables and most vegetables consumed inrepparttar American diet are cooked potatoes inrepparttar 150850 form of french fries. American’s need more vegetables in their diet – and not inrepparttar 150851 form of crispy fries.

To work more fresh uncooked vegetables into your diet, try eating more salads. Salads are a great source of vegetables and are a great appetizer to any meal (or meal themselves). Try these salad toppings for a wholesome gourmet salad:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Broccoli
  • Cheese (blue, mozzarella, cheddar, pepper-jack, feta, or other)
  • Raisins
  • Nuts (pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds)
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Onions (green, red, sweet-yellow are all excellent)
  • Bell Peppers (any color)
  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Bean Sprouts or Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Avocado or Guacamole
  • Meats (steak, chicken, shrimp, etc.)
  • Fruit (raspberries, strawberries, grapes)

Freezing Homemade Baby Food

Written by Rachel Paxton

With our twin boys getting ready to start solid food, I have been reading about making and freezing my own baby food. It is very easy!

You can make up large quantities of baby meals and freeze them for later use.

Green beans are in season and were on sale atrepparttar grocery store, so I bought several pounds to prepare and freeze. I steamed them in an electric steamer for about 20 minutes and then blended them inrepparttar 150783 blender with some water until they were pureed. I then pouredrepparttar 150784 puree into ice cube trays. Afterrepparttar 150785 cubes were frozen I transferred them to a reclosable freezer bag and labeledrepparttar 150786 bag withrepparttar 150787 name ofrepparttar 150788 vegetable andrepparttar 150789 date. These cubes can be stored inrepparttar 150790 freezer for 1-2 months.

One cube is approximately 1 ounce of food and can be thawed out inrepparttar 150791 refrigerator or microwaved for a quick meal. You can also mix cubes together (e.g. one meat, one vegetable) for a combination meal. The cubes also travel well, just place a frozen cube in a sealed container until ready to will be all thawed out and ready to go.

Many types of foods can be prepared ahead of time and frozen. Try freezing cereals, pureed meats, vegetables, and fruits. Fruits (except bananas) need to be cooked before they are pureed and served to baby. Cubes ofrepparttar 150792 same type (vegetables, fruits, meats) can be stored inrepparttar 150793 freezer together.

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