On Veggies

by abbamoses

Fasting days and seasons ought to be good times to implement some of our good intentions to eat more vegetables. Too often, we just end up having another dinner of spaghetti and canned sauce.

Faith Durand’s very good The Kitchn blog has a nice post entitled 10 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables Every Day.  While it’s not aimed at the Lenten Demographic, it’s useful. Two items I thought were especially helpful:

  • Bulk prep. Set aside time once or twice a week to prepare a lot of vegetables: Chop, blanch, pre-cook, etc. Store them in containers in the fridge. They’ll be ready to season and reheat, or to use as ingredients in other meals.
  • Remember frozen vegetables! Some people claim that eating a lot of fresh vegetables is too expensive. They should check out the frozen vegetables: they’re substantially cheaper than their counterparts in the produce department, and because they’re flash-frozen shortly after picking, they’re usually nutritionally fresher than the “fresh” stuff, which may have endured a long, hot cross-country ride in a truck before you buy it. As a bonus, frozen vegetables are usually pre-chopped and ready to cook straight from the bag.