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Carrots
Yet another choice that’s packed with antioxidants. Specifically, carrots contain beta-carotene, which helps promote good eye health. Of course, you can enjoy these veggies raw, and they make convenient snacks just about anywhere you go. Carrots have a pretty mild flavor, so they can also easily be incorporated into a variety of recipes; they will enhance tastes without being too overwhelming. Heat them up in your stew or soup for tonight’s dinner. Use them to top your pizza (seriously, a little shredded carrot can give pizza some extra vegetable health) or cook some carrots in with your stuffing.

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  • I Love fresh fruits & veggies !!! - 6/2/2013 7:56:59 PM
  • Carrots are great as "dip sticks" for peanut butter or hummus. I love either as a before or after workout carb/protein punch. - 2/2/2012 6:56:44 PM
  • Never knew about northern beans in my sauce. Great idea, I always used can of baked beans to my sloppy joes. - 2/2/2012 6:11:55 PM
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    Good article! Can't wait to use beans in my dinners now! Thanks! - 2/2/2012 5:49:47 PM
  • I love those berries, I take a cup of blue berries, about 6-7 strawberries, and a mango, 1 cup of water and run it through the blender and drink as is or refrigerate over night and add it to vanilla yogurt in the morning. Yum! - 2/2/2012 9:41:38 AM
  • Oh and add those northern beans to your spaghetti. It will stretch that out too. For a family of four, you can cut back meat by 1/2 lb if you add beans and a can of diced tomatoes to the spaghetti sauce. - 2/2/2012 8:40:46 AM
  • I make tacos or quesadillas - I always add beans. It stretches the meat for servings and we get the nutrition. Sometimes I'll add a can of diced tomatoes to the taco meat... that's really good. We are going to start canning our own tomatoes this summer so we can keep the pesticides low :) Totally excited! - 2/2/2012 8:39:17 AM
  • Love those berries!! I buy green tea with berries, Kashi stuff with berries, healthy nut mixes with berries, but berries in my oatmeal, etc. Since starting SP, I've craved berries!! My body must be needing to do some major repairs with those berries. Glad to give it all the berries it needs! - 2/2/2012 8:34:27 AM
  • I have primarily been eating blackberries and blueberries since finding out they are very HIGH IN FIBER. I love to add BLUEBERRIES to my salad; not only because of the added color but it imho adds something to the taste of the salad. - 8/7/2011 5:06:01 PM
  • I loooooove northern white beans. - 10/24/2010 11:09:37 PM
  • I loooooove northern white beans. - 10/24/2010 11:08:52 PM
  • Great article. I love to eat greek yogurt with at least two types of berries (usually strawberries and blueberries) and a little sweetener, maybe I'll try them with my morning oatmeal now. - 7/11/2010 2:18:09 PM
  • Love this article.

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    sp?ID=45&db=6&C0=17 - 7/11/2010 7:22:12 AM
  • I have started paying more attention to what I am eating. I look forward to eating more berries, but i will have to figure out more ideas for peas and beans! - 4/9/2010 11:10:56 PM
  • Great article but I have trouble with fresh tomatoes - can't do it unless it is chopped up small in salsa or soup or sauces. - 2/3/2010 1:00:39 PM

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