So here are five quick tips for getting more vegetables into your diet. Share your own!
1. Iceberg lettuce is good for something - Maybe not for salads, but great for wraps. Wash and dry the smallest, tenderest leaves of a head of iceberg lettuce and wrap around cheese and lunch meat, or dip in hummus.
2. Eat more asparagus - Blanch tiny asparagus spears and dip in all sorts of things, or just eat straight from the pan.
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3. Slice an English cucumber paper thin - as thin as you can get it, with a mandoline if you have one. Salt very lightly and put in the fridge for snacking. Ice cold, translucent cucumber slices with just a hint of salt - summer refreshment.
4. Use a bowl of water for carrots and celery - Keep celery sticks and baby carrots in a bowl of cold water in the fridge to keep them from drying out.
5. Roast, roast, roast. Practically any hearty vegetable is good roasted. Tomatoes, eggplants, squash - you name it. Roast and eat, roast and puree.