Tricks To Eating More Veggies Throughout The Week

We all need more veggies.

There are a lot of reasons why you may not have enough vegetables in your diet. Maybe you've run out of patience for veggies going bad on you, or perhaps you just don't have time to prep them on weekdays. Whatever the reason, these tips will surely help you.

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1 Plan your vegetable dishes a week ahead.

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You might love chop suey today, but you're not going to love it after four days straight. The trick to eating a variety of vegetables is to plan ahead. Consult our lists of veggie dishes, and don't just stick to one vegetable.

2 Eat your fragile veggies within one or two days from your market days.

For fragile soft vegetables, such as eggplants, tomatoes, and even fruits, it's best to eat them as soon as possible. So plan to eat them in dishes as close to your market day as possible.

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3 Learn to pickle vegetables.

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Pickling vegetables is actually quite easy! It makes for sweet and sour tasty veggies you can add as a side dish to almost anything. It goes extra nicely with your fried food. It also livens up a dry packed lunch with a punch of flavor. Check out our atchara recipes below.

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4 Blanche and freeze veggies.

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It's best to place your market days on the weekends so you have time to quickly prepare them for the week. Wash them well, chop them up, quickly blanche them, and then you can freeze them for use for the whole week or beyond.

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5 Learn to love coleslaw.

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A well-packed head of lettuce can last some time in your refrigerator. When ready to use, simply rinse them, remove the first few leaves that are exposed, and shred them using a mandoline or grater for some delicious, crunchy coleslaw. Keep the salt and dressing on the side right before eating so the lettuce can stay crisp and delicious until ready to eat. What's so great about them is that it's the perfect blank canvas to go with absolutely anything. It adds a fresh, nutty, and crunchiness to any spoonful of food.

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6 Store your veggies right.

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If you're having trouble with rotting veggies, you might be storing it wrong. Be sure to check out our article below so you treat them right and help them last as long as they could.

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7 Order your veggies online. 

Traffic is no laughing matter. If it's keeping you from the wet market or groceries,  it's time to turn to on online groceries. Session Groceries delivers fresh fruits and veggies straight from Baguio. It's also a great way to support your farmers!

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We're excited for you to try these tips out and change your life. Do you have other tips to get more vegetables into your diet? Sound out below!

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