Want to liven up your meat or fish dishes with something other than the same old salad, potatoes or rice? How about a fun, colorful and nutritional combination of vegetables and nuts? Read on…
- Spinach sauteed with raisins and pine nuts makes a mouthwatering garnish.
- For meat dishes, go for some char-grilled red peppers drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and crushed almonds. Red peppers have the most vitamin C of all vegetables (much more than oranges), which makes them a great bet for boosting iron uptake. A winning combination!
- Say goodbye to boring pasta dishes with a simple tasty pesto, packed with all the goodness of nuts and basil.
- Another great option for any dish is to bake some vegetables au gratin with walnuts and melted cheese on top. A sure hit with everyone—even those who usually run a mile when they see vegetables!
If you’re fed up of eating vegetables on their own, try making a vegetable and nut sauce, which makes an ideal garnish for roast meat or fish. Throw in your favorite mushrooms too!