Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

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As a nation we are still doing a really poor job at eating our vegetables. Many of us don't even eat one serving a day! What's stopping us? 


There's no rule that says you have to eat fresh vegetables! Frozen vegetables may be more economical and they're picked and frozen at peak ripeness so they are a good option. Canned vegetables also work. 


Buy what's in season and economical! This may mean it makes more financial sense to buy frozen or canned -and that's fine. 

Preparation Anxiety? 

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Don't know how to prepare a certain vegetable? Look it up on-line! Check out the Ingles Markets website for "recipes", pick up a copy of the "Ingles Table" magazine available in the Ingls deli or just search for recipes that will interest your family. 


Try new/different vegetables and different types of preparation. 

If you've only had steamed broccoli - try roasting it in a hot oven with olive oil, salt and pepper instead.  If you've only eaten red peppers cooked in a fajita - try them raw with a dip! If you've had raw carrots, try them roasted with honey and ginger or turn them into a soup.

Sources: For more ideas on how to prepare vegetables:

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian


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