These Recipes Will Boost Your Vegetable Intake

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Everyone knows how important it is to eat enough fruit and vegetables, but sometimes fitting in all of that fresh produce can be a challenge. Make it easier by whipping up one of these recipes, each of which offers three portions of vegetables per serving. Whether you’re cooking for a family or batch cooking for yourself, you’ll know you’re guaranteed a decent serving of vegetables for dinner each day.

Squash, Bean and Pepper Roast

Ingredients (to serve 4):

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 butternut (or similar) squash
  • 2 tins of white beans
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme, removed from stalk
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach


  1. Peel and slice the squash into rounds. Slice the peppers into strips.
  2. Mix the salt, pepper, smoked paprika and fresh thyme with the oil.
  3. Place the drained beans, squash and pepper in a large roasting tin and then drizzle with the herb oil.
  4. Bake in an oven heated to 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Scatter the spinach leaves through the roasting vegetables, and then return to the oven for another 6 minutes.
  5. Serve with crusty bread or rice.

Broccoli and Celeriac Bake

Ingredients (to serve 4):

  • 1 celeriac, well scrubbed and peeled
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 tablespoon of red miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper


  1. Slice the celeriac in half horizontally. Rub with a little oil, then place in a baking tray and roast at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the broccoli into small florets.
  3. Combine the miso paste, vinegar and oil. Stir in the black pepper until the dressing is a smooth consistency.
  4. After 15 minutes, remove the celeriac from the oven. Scatter over the broccoli and pumpkin seeds, then drizzle over the miso paste.
  5. Roast in the oven for half an hour.

By combining vegetables within one meal, you will be boosting the health benefits of each meal, as well as its tastes and flavors!