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How to eat healthy: 10 amazing recipes to sneak vegetables into your meals and snacks


Of all the things we let slip in our daily routines - skipping our skin cleanse, never making it to the gym and forgetting to clean out the fridge - the thing we feel most guilty about, is not eating enough vegetables.

With the plethora of research around on what our daily required intake should be and a new 'power' vegetable fad out every month, it's not an easy world to keep up with.

The problem is, it shouldn't feel like a chore. We should be eating healthily and regularly, right?

To make our lives much easier we've compiled a list of ten beautiful and incredibly mouth-watering recipes that sneak in plenty of vegetables without compromising on taste. They're also easy enough to whip up as soon as you get home.

Bruschetta using asparagus and watercress

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Researchers at William Paterson University in New Jersey have done us a big favor by producing a list of 41 'powerhouse fruits and vegetables'. Foods were tested for their content of fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D and other nutrients, all considered important to public health. And what came out on top? Watercress. Try adding it to your diet via these rustic and juicy Bruschettas.

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Courgette Fritters

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Courgettes contain very few calories, significant levels of potassium and provide useful amounts of immune system-boosting vitamin C. Plus, they taste brilliant when paired with potato. We also hope the high water content found in courgettes, will mean these fritters come with zero post-potato-bloat.

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Baked Sweet Potato with Greens

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Instead of stacking butter and cheese on your average jacket potato, you'll be piling on chard - which researchers found to be the third most nutrient-filled vegetable - in this mouth-watering recipe. Lunch just got a whole new look.

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Courgette Spaghetti with Walnut Pesto

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Courgette spaghetti (or as the American's call it, zucchini spaghetti) is a great substitute for pasta. The texture and taste perfectly echoes that of spaghetti.

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Cinnamon carrot chips with honey yogurt dip

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Sweet and crispy carrot chips spiced with cinnamon and ginger and served with honeyed yogurt is not only a healthy and fun treat, but a deliciously additive one as well. Good job you can make batches in advance...

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Spinach Avocado Grilled Cheese

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There's something about an American grilled cheese that gets our mother-watering. This recipe packs in plenty of spinach - the vegetable that scored fifth place on the table of the best power-foods - and it doesn't compromise on that ooey gooey melted-cheese experience.

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Cauliflower steak

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Cauliflower steaks make a fine accompaniment to actual steaks, or better still, serve them on their own as a vegetarian alternative to a meat dish. This brilliant recipe treats chimichurri like a marinade for the vegetable.

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Ramen noodle salad with Chinese cabbage

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Chinese cabbage is going to be your new favourite vegetable. It has the second highest nutrient density score and is easy to incorporate into Chinese dishes. This super crunchy and flavorful salad is the perfect dinner for a summer's evening.

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Tuscan Broccoli Pizza

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We're big pizza lovers here at Stylist.co.uk. This seasoned broccoli-topped pizza on artisan bread creates an amazing veggie pizza.

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Swiss Chard Pastry

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Almost 90 percent of Chard is filled with the top 17 nutrients that are good for you. This Niçoise pastry recipe is based on the version from Mireille Johnston's The Cuisine of the Sun (Fireside, 1990).

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