March 24, 2016
Getting your five a day has never been more important. But it’s not always easy to know if you’re getting enough key vitamins and minerals from your daily dishes. If you’re struggling to get the right nutrients in all the right amounts – we have some simple solutions for you.
You and your baby will hugely benefit from several daily doses of fruit and veg, so here are 5 easy ways to get you closer to your 5-a-day!
Super simple spaghetti squash – who knew that you could make spaghetti out of squash? Bake a whole squash in the oven and then shred into thin strips using the tines of a fork. About 1/2 cup of cooked spaghetti squash will get you to your first 5-a-day portion.
Wonderful sweet potato wedges – simple, but effective. Cut one large sweet potato into chunks or wedges and roast in the oven for your second 5-a-day serving. Feel free to sprinkle lightly with extra virgin olive oil and some pink Himalayan sea salt.
Crunchy Kale Crisps – all hail kale: the superfood. Cut off the stems, dress in extra virgin olive oil and bake in the oven on 180˚C / 350˚F until crispy, about 10 minutes. 2 cups of cooked kale will get you to your third serving.
Make cake, but use vegetables – Beetroot, carrots and courgettes are perfect for making delicious and equally nutritious baked goods. 3 whole baby beets, 1/3 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 a large courgette will get you your fourth serving of fruit and veg for the day.
Frozen fresh grapes – this one couldn’t be easier. Pop a handful of fresh grapes in the freezer for an hour or two and enjoy as a refreshing snack, and you’ve reached your 5 daily servings!