Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 14: Create a Power Salad by Including These Four Ingredients to Feel Full Longer

Friday, March 8th, 2013
Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 14: Create a Power Salad by Including These Four Ingredients to Feel Full Longer Blog Post

Who says a salad has to just be a side? Turn your salad into a meal by including these 4 key ingredients of a power salad, which will help you feel full longer.

1. Greens. Start with 1 to 2 cups of lettuce per serving. Combine different types to balance textures and flavors. Try tender, mild Boston lettuce with crisp romaine and bold escarole.

2. Vegetables. Add plenty of vegetables for crunch, flavor and color.

Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 13: Transform Your Veggies with This Go-To Vegetable-Cooking Technique

Friday, March 8th, 2013
Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 13: Transform Your Veggies with This Go-To Vegetable-Cooking Technique Blog Post

Roasting brings out sweet flavors, transforming even the most challenging-to-love vegetables, such as cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, or root vegetables, such as carrots, beets, parsnips and sweet potatoes, into something that can taste as sweet as candy.

Here are 3 Secrets to Perfectly Roasted Vegetables Every Time:
1. Make sure you cut the vegetables into equal-size pieces. That way they’ll all cook at the same rate.

Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 12: Fill the Inside of Your Vegetables with Flavor

Friday, March 8th, 2013
Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 12: Fill the Inside of Your Vegetables with Flavor  Blog Post

Vegetables take center stage with a whole new taste when you stuff them with your favorite fillings. After all, if you want to eat the stuffing that’s inside the vegetable, you’ll be more likely to eat the vegetable it’s stuffed in. For a satisfying meal, think peppers stuffed with orzo or eggplant filled with Thai-style shrimp and pork. The possibilities are exciting. To help you get started, check out these delicious options:

Recipe of the Day: Moroccan Stuffed Peppers
More Stuffed Peppers & Easy Stuffed Vegetable Recipes

Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 11: Make a Practically Instant Veggie-Packed Dinner with This Ultra-Fast Cooking Technique

Friday, March 8th, 2013
Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 11: Make a Practically Instant Veggie-Packed Dinner with This Ultra-Fast Cooking Technique Blog Post

Stir-frying is one of the quickest and most versatile ways to make a fast dinner loaded with vegetables. This healthy high-heat method of searing meats and vegetables with just a little oil is usually associated with Asian cooking, but you can use plenty of other flavors as well. The core elements of any stir-fry are fresh veggies, a bit of protein, such as meat, poultry, seafood, tofu or nuts, a few staple spices and sauces. You can make them from what’s in your kitchen: onions, frozen peas and chicken breasts? Sounds great! The combinations are endless.

Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 10: Use This Magical No-Cook Technique to Make Hearty Greens Irresistible

Friday, March 8th, 2013
Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 10: Use This Magical No-Cook Technique to Make Hearty Greens Irresistible Blog Post

Who knew the solution to overcooking dark leafy greens to make them palatable was actually not cooking them at all? It turns out there’s an amazing tool for transforming bitter dark leafy greens into a tender, melts-in-your-mouth salad packed with punchy citrus, garlic and Parmesan. And it’s only an arm’s length away: your hands! A few minutes of judicious massaging (think Rolfing, not Reiki) will completely transform kale, mustard greens or broccoli rabe into something velvety and soft.