Recipes Vegetable Snacks

Recipes Vegetable Snacks

Many people avoid vegetables because they haven’t experienced the great options available. Whether grilled, sautéed, skewered or in a salad, veggies can be full of flavor and add color and texture to your plate.

An easy way to increase your daily allowance of vegetables is to find some recipes for vegetable snacks that appeal to your taste. If you are tired of munching on boring carrot sticks, it’s time to get creative and adventurous with your veggies to make them flavorful and fun to eat. The recipes below are easy to make and taste great!

Spinach Dip

1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup fat free sour cream
1 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
1 envelope Good Seasons garlic and herb salad dressing and recipe mix

Mix all ingredients and refrigerate. Use as a dip for all your favorite veggies. Some great choices are English cucumber, zucchini, and red and yellow peppers.

Veggie Kabobs

Simply skewer the veggies and serve chilled, or grill if desired.
Grape tomatoes
Black or green olives
Button mushrooms
Red yellow or green pepper chunks
Zucchini

If you prefer to marinade the kabobs, you can use Italian dressing, or make your own dressing with olive oil, garlic powder, and your favorite spices.

Stuffed mushrooms

12 mushrooms, scrubbed and stemmed (save stems)
Saute:
Chopped mushroom stems
1 tsp olive oil
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
1/3 cup bread crumbs or croutons

Spoon mixture into the mushroom caps. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. This is a quick and easy recipe to serve as a snack or appetizer.

The message the USDA would like to get out to the public in their new guidelines is to make half your plate fruits and vegetables. The nutrients and fiber in vegetables help prevent weight gain and help reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and even cancer. So find your favorite vegetable recipes and start snacking!

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