24 Vegetables to eat when you are on the go

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You probably already know you should eat plenty of vegetables (and fruits) for a healthy diet — for example,  the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that most adults eat a minimum of  5-8 servings/day of vegetables and fruits.  The challenge for many, however, is how to make this happen when we are constantly on the go.

Here’s a simple idea to help you meet this goal —  24 vegetables to eat on the go (in no particular order). The trick? Make it easy for yourself — once a week or so, carve out a small amount of time to prep your “to go” vegetables for the week. After you wash and cut them into small pieces, place them in small bags. Store the pre-portioned servings front and center in your refrigerator so they are easy to grab in the morning to take with you as you head out the door.  That’s it.  Make this behavior a regular part of your weekly routine and in no time at all you’ll have helped yourself to a healthier diet, and will be easily meeting your goal to eat more vegetables (and fruits) each week.

Here’s the list:

  1. Broccoli florets
  2. Cabbage slices
  3. Carrots
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Celery
  6. Cherry tomatoes
  7. Grape tomatoes
  8. Cucumber slices
  9. Endive spears
  10. Green beans
  11. Yellow squash
  12. Jicama
  13. Kale- oven dried
  14. Kohlrabi slices
  15. Olives (omit if following low salt diet)
  16. Peas – dried
  17. Radishes
  18. Red peppers
  19. Yellow peppers
  20. Orange peppers
  21. Green peppers
  22. Sugar snap peas
  23. Zucchini slices
  24. Snow peas

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Barbara Spalding RDN Culinary Dietitian

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