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Life Hack: How to eat more vegetables

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    (Original post by .JC.)
    I'm sure we're all guilty of not eating enough fruit and veg from time to time, especially when in uni.

    With fruit, it doesn't have to be cooked and most people enjoy it, but some can be fairly expensive to eat regularly.

    Vegetables on the other hand are cheap, though for one reason or another many people neglect them. With studies showing we should now eat up to 7 portions of fruit and veg per day, eating very little now means we're even lower behind what is recommended.

    Fear not, this simple 'hack' will not only give you an easy and delicious way to get more vegetables into your diet, but it's very cheap and helps to SAVE money.

    What like to do is to buy a big bag of mixed vegetables. At morrisons for example they have bags of peppers, chargrilled veg etc. try and find a packet which has a whole array e.g. Tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, onions. It doesn't really matter if you're not keen on one of the vegetable, say onions, as you can't really taste them with all the others in there.

    These frozen veg are great, since you can toss them in a pan and cook them in minutes.

    Once they're cooked, I like to get a blender/food processor and mulch them up. This makes a smoothie like substance which varies in thickness depending on the vegetables.

    You can now use this for many many things. It can be used to top pasta off, or be mixed in with rice or couscous. You can use it as a flavouring/topping/filling for meats like chicken, or have it as a garnish/salsa type thing.

    Many people drink veg shake based things, but this is a step up if you don't like the taste. You can bulk up your meals, increasing the volume. You're getting in several of your 5 a day each time and it only costs around 5-10p depending on how much you use/which bag you buy.

    Seriously, you should try this out. It makes meals delicious, costs next to nothing, is great for you and will actually end up saving you money as you'll be eating larger quantities of food, with little more calories.

    So basically you're making baby food.

    Until all my teeth fall out, I'll continue to each veg the old fashioned way.

    I like to mash up my vegetables
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