Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

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Question:  I’m really good about eating vegetables in the summer when more of them are in season locally and when I have my own garden, but in the winter I know I fall short.


What are some ideas to keep my vegetable intake up in the colder months?


Here are 5 suggestions:

1. Frozen vegetables that can be added to soups, stews, casseroles and even sauces like tomato sauce for pasta.

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2. Bagged spinach that can be blended with fruit and milk or dairy alternatives in smoothies.

3. Roast vegetables (broccoli, sweetpotatoes, white potatoes, carrots, turnips, beets, fennel, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts) on a sheet pan (sprinkle with a little olive oil and seasoning)and have as a side, with rice or pasta or use with salads.

4. Snack on vegetables like carrots, cherry/grape tomatoes, snap beans or cucumber slices with or without a dip like hummus.

5. Remember, beans count as a vegetable! Have a bean salad, add beans to a soup, stew or casserole, puree and make a hummus or dip or add to pasta or rice as a side dish.

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian


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