It's official, we should all be eating even more veg. (Now that's something we can get behind.) Bye, bye Five a Day, hello 10 a day. Lucky for us we have our menu maven, Sorrel on hand to help pack it all in.
How to pack in your 10 a day
A fruit & veg packed smoothie (shameless plug time - like our Seasonal Smoothie Box). Stuck for time to whip one up yourself? Check out the new Juiceman Juices in our shop.
Soup is great for ‘hiding’ many veg. Either whip one up from your veg or pick one up.
Roasting a big tray of veg and having it all ready in the fridge to add to salads/soups/stews/sides etc is a good idea, and handy for anyone who like to batch cook.
Beans and lentils count towards your 10 a day, too. So do tinned tomatoes.
It's never too early in the day to get started. A handful of berries on top of morning porridge will do.
Gently frying some veg and cooking with rice/quinoa/buckwheat for a speedy lunch or supper.
Fancy a snack? Pack some dried fruit for when you're on the go.
Change up your pie topping- sweet potato mash/ squash mash/ cauli mash
The new classic, avocado on toast. So '2016,' yet it's not going anywhere so get smashing it onto some sourdough.
Freeze bananas or nectarines and whip into an ‘instant’ frozen dessert (also add some frozen berries to get an extra portion in there.
Switch up your Sunday roast, adding other veg to your roast potatoes- parsnips, carrots, celeriac, swede, beetroot. You could even go wild and have a veggie showstopper for a main.
Stir fries are your friend.
Spinach is a versatile veg. Stir baby spinach in at the end of many a dish to just wilt it and it'll rank up another point for the day. (Yes, it's a contest.)
Omelettes or frittatas with greens, greens, greens. Kale, spinach and so on.
Make cavolo or kale crisps.
Eat your cauli leaves too, roasting till crisp.
Use thin slices of courgette/squash in place of lasagne sheets.
Yes, even pancakes can help you out. Especially when they're full of veg.
Grating apples and pears in to Bircher Museli or Quinoa 'Over Night' Pots.
Need an indulgent pud? Avocado Mousse will answer the call admirably.