Making small and flavorful changes to your daily routine to help you reach your goals and become a better you throughout the year. The following tips include new ways to prepare meals for every season, allowing you to boost your energy and make better choices without sacrificing taste:
Warm up for winter: Vegetable dishes are becoming the new normal and moving to the center of the plate, according to USA Today. Sixty-nine percent of Americans are now making vegetables their main meal. Oftentimes, vegetable-based meals can be quick and easy, making weekday meals a cinch. One way to make a warm, toasty weeknight dish is to incorporate roasted veggies. Roasting can bring out robust flavors in favorites like asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower.
Prepare for a spring in your step: With the arrival of spring comes the anticipation of delicious seasonal veggies. After the winter months of eating hearty meals, try incorporating the delicious flavors of light spring vegetables in a fresh seasonal salad. Turn classic salad favorites into a new flavor exploration; rather than using blue cheese dressing on a wedge salad, opt for creamy Caesar dressing or lemon vinaigrette.
Smart summer snacking: Between backyard barbecues and frequent summertime get-togethers, summer can make well-balanced eating a struggle. But summer is also grilling season, which brings endless new options for mealtime and snacking in between. Take grilled summer veggies like peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini from good to delicious with a healthy, homemade veggie dip.
Power up for fall: Now that summer vacation is over, you may find you need more fuel to jumpstart a busy season ahead of juggling work, school, fall sports and activities for the kids. Adding lean proteins to your diet will help you increase energy, feel full and avoid indulging in foods with empty calories. Start your day off right with a veggie omelet.
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