Our pledge for more veg

Are you looking to get a few more veggies into your diet? We know it’s not always easy, but as part of our pledge for more veg, we want to help everyone eat well. That’s why you’ll always find fruit and veg for less as part of our weekly food offers, alongside affordable seasonal and staple veg throughout the year. Read on for some easy tips for preparing, storing and cooking your vegetables.

Easy ways to add veg

  • Making rice? Add a handful of frozen peas to the pan 5 minutes before it’s finished cooking.
  • Mangetout are delicious in stir-fries but can also be eaten raw – try as a lunchbox snack or to add crunch to salads.
  • Cook chopped cauliflower and broccoli with the pasta next time you make macaroni cheese (a great way to use up leftovers from Sunday lunch).
  • Make egg on toast more exciting by adding a layer of mashed peas, seasoned with salt and pepper.

HOW TO COOK

VegetableIdeas to try
TomatoesSlice and sprinkle with salt to make a simple salad. Chop into small chunks with red onion and chilli to make a salsa dip.
BroccoliChop into chunks and roast for 20 minutes, or simmer with pasta for an extra way to get your greens.
PeppersBell peppers don’t take long to cook; start them off in the microwave to soften, and then finish them off in the oven. They’re great stuffed with cheese and other vegetables, too.
Sweet cornAdd leftover sweet corn to Mexican chillies and spicy noodle soups for added freshness and crunch.  
CarrotsChop into small cubes and add to pasta sauce. Slice into sticks and dip into hummus for a healthy snack.
Sweet potatoesLeave the skin on, chop into wedges and bake for 35-45 minutes. 
CourgetteChop into small cubes and add to Bolognese. Cut into thin strips (courgetti) to bulk up spaghetti portions. Chop into thick chunks and add to chicken casserole.
MushroomsGrill flat large flat mushrooms and stuff with mozzarella cheese for an easy meat swap in your burger bun.
CauliflowerTurn veg into rice by blitzing raw cauliflower in a food processor or grating it until it resembles a fine grain. Place in a clingfilmed bowl and microwave for 3 minutes, or roast in the oven for 12 minutes.
SpinachWilted spinach is a healthy addition to traditional cooked breakfasts and egg dishes. Simply heat in a pan with a splash of water, and keep the lid on until wilted. 

 

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