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Vegetables provide lots of vitamins and minerals. They pack a great nutritional punch for the calories. It’s easy to eat more vegetables! Just follow these simple tips.

1. Discover fast ways to cook. Cook fresh or frozen vegetables in the microwave for a quick-and-easy dish to add to any meal. Steam them in a bowl with a small amount of water. Try to use glass instead of plastic bowls for microwaving when possible.

2. Stay ahead of the game. Cut up a batch of bell peppers, carrots or broccoli. Pre-package them to use when time is limited. You can enjoy them on a salad, with hummus or in a veggie wrap.

3. Choose vegetables rich in color. Brighten your plate with red, orange or dark green veggies. Try acorn squash, cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes or collard greens.

4. Check the freezer aisle. Frozen vegetables are quick and easy to use and are just as nutritious as fresh veggies. Try adding frozen corn, peas, green beans, spinach or sugar snap peas to some of your favorite dishes.


Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov

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