No more worrying about getting all your greens in! There are ways to sneak in extra veggies, from carrots in your morning yogurt to beets in your cookies. Low in calories and fat, vegetables pack a punch when it comes to antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, not to mention fiber to keep you feeling full for longer. Read on for some inventive ways you can add that last serving to your daily tally.
By Beth Gillette
ALOHA Original Dark Chocolate
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HIDDEN VEGGIES: Peas, spinach, spirulina, oyster mushrooms Satisfy your cocoa craving without any added sugar or artificial flavors. In addition to the veggies, the raw bar contains organic, fairly trade cacao, which has 10 times the antioxidants of goji berries. Try a little on top of your morning smoothie bowl for a real treat—and a little caffeine kick ($5.90 for 2.2 ounces; www.aloha.com).
PER % BAR: 150 calories; 12g fat; 1g fiber; 2g protein
Blue Hill Carrot
HIDDEN VEGGIES: Carrots
Boost your gut health with this yogurt made with grass-fed cows’ milk from small, family-owned U.S. farms. Super creamy on its own, it’s also dessert-ready when blended with some vanilla almond milk and nutmeg ($2.99 for 5.3 ounces; at Whole Foods Market and specialty grocery stores nationwide).
PER CONTAINER: 90 calories; 4g fat; 1g fiber; 4g protein
Hidden Garden Ginger Snaps
HIDDEN VEGGIES: Butternut squash
Perfect dipped in hot cocoa or coffee, these crunchy spiced cookies are free of peanuts, tree nuts and gluten, making them ideal for allergy sufferers ($6.50 for 5.3 ounces; www.hiddengardenfoods.com).
PER OUNCE: 140 calories; 6g fat; 0g fiber; 1g protein
Ginger’s Healthy Habits Pepperoni Pizza Veggie
HIDDEN VEGGIES: Zucchini, kale, tomatoes (we know, they’re technically a fruit)
Nothing beats a Friday night pizza-and-a-movie date—except maybe this raw snack mix! The veggies are air-crisped to retain the nutrients
without sacrificing flavor ($29.99 for six 1.5-ounce bags; www.gingershealthyhabits.com).
R BAG 140 calories; 10g fat; 3g fiber; 6g protein
VaniLLa Nutiva PLant Protein
HIDDEN VEGGIES: Purple corn, peas, pumpkin, kale, kelp, spinach, broccoli, carrots, beets, tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, Swiss chard nutiva.
This vegan powder contains 30 superfoods, like chia, hawthorne berries and baobab. Sweetened with just vanilla extract and cinnamon, it’s USDA- certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and the brand donates 1 percent of sales to sustainable agriculture ($49.99 for 21.6 ounces or $19.89 for 10 packets; www.nutiva.com).
PER 1.2-OUNCES: 120 calories; 3.5g fat; 4g fiber; 20g protein
Pressed By Kınd PineappLe Banana Kale Spinach
HIDDEN VEGGIES: Kale, spinach
Made from two servings of fruit—pineapple, banana, apple—and vegetables, this grab-and-go bar is perfect paired with some protein after Reformer class ($1.79 for 1.2 ounces; www.kindsnacks.com).
PER BAR: 110 calories; 0g fat; 2.5g fiber; 1g protein
The NaturaL Citizen Organic Greens
HIDDEN VEGGIES: Spirulina, alfafa leaf, barley leaf, moringa leaf
Give this Usda- certified organic mix a whirl to get your vitamin A and iron. We love that, with every
purchase, the company donates three meals to hungry Americans ($39 for 7.4 ounces; www.thenaturalcitizen.com).
NatierraBeet Chia Crunch
HIDDEN VEGGIES: Beets These sweet, melt-in- your-mouth spheres are loaded with fairly traded chia seeds, which contain brainpower-boosting omega-3 fatty acids. At 80 cals per bag, you can eat the whole USDA-certified organic thing without any guilt ($4.99 for .7 ounces; www.vitacost.com).
PER .4-OUNCE: 35 calories; 0g fat; 3g fiber; 3g protein
PER BAG: 80 calories; 3.5g fat; 2g fiber; 3g protein
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