Have You Had Your Veggies Today?

Vibrant Veggie Stir-Fry

Confession.  When it comes to healthy eating, sometimes I can be a bit of a hypocrite.  I drill the importance of eating veggies into my kids heads and fortunately for me, they don’t put up much of a fight.  I serve them up heaping servings of veggies and then skimp on my own plate.  How do I love my carbs, let me count the ways.  I know we’re “supposed to” eat them, but veggies are just so blah.  At least that’s what I thought for the first 30 years of my life.  Cooking was not my mother’s strong suit.  The veggies on our plate came out of a can or from a freezer bag.  Only recently, after I started experimenting with Mrs. Dash seasonings, did I get out of my frozen mixed veggie rut.  Fresh veggies, cooked properly, well seasoned – there’s just about nothing better.

Here’s a recipe we recently tried and loved – it was so quick and easy.  I’m finding that colorful veggie dishes are much more appealing to my kids than a sea of green.

Vibrant Veggie Stir Fry
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time : 10 min
Ready In: 15 min

1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Original Blend
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups fresh, sliced mushrooms
6 oz snow peas
1 small tomato, cut into wedges
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1. Heat oil and Mrs. Dash® Original Blend over high heat.
2. Add carrots and broccoli, cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms and snow peas and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add tomato wedges and red wine vinegar, stir for another minute or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 50
Total Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 17 mg 

Potassium: 231 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 6 g
Protein: 2 g

For more recipes, visit Mrs. Dash on Facebook or the Mrs. Dash website.  What’s your favorite veggie recipe?

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mrs. Dash and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

One Response to Have You Had Your Veggies Today?
  1. Small Footprints
    September 30, 2011 | 11:03 am

    Oooh … yummy recipes. I’m vegan and LOVE veggies. It’s true what you’ve said … fresh veggies cooked properly (which means not too much) are fabulous. I’ve also found that combining them with big flavors adds to the enjoyment … so things like garlic, onion, lemon juice, etc. really help to enhance them. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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