14. Replace Tomato Sauce with Salsa
15. Add Kale and Spinach
This is my favourite healthy eating hack. Whenever I make a lasagne or casserole, I always add a layer of spinach or kale. Once the casserole or lasagne is baked, the layer of goodness hides in between the sauce and cheese and my kids will happily gobble it up.
16. Make Legumes Your Friend
You can also add a wide range of legumes, from chick peas, lentils and red kidney beans to any mince dish as a way to beef up the protein and goodness.
17. Choose Turkey over Chicken or Beef
It is leaner and around the same price. Not only is it great for sandwiches but turkey mince can be used to make delicious burgers, rissoles, meatloaf and, my favourite, shepherd’s pie. Whenever I swap the turkey mince for the beef mince, I also swap in sweet potatoes rather than white potatoes for a whole new taste.
18. Swap Potatoes for Sweet Potatoes
19. Steam for Less
When serving up veggies with dinner, opt to steam them rather than boiling them. The closer to being raw, the better for you. Allow them to steam for only three to five minutes and then take them off and prepare them.
20. Add in Almonds
21. Get creative when Baking
Baked goods provide an easy way to add extra veggies, seeds and superfoods into your diet. Our favourite recipes include Spinach Brownies, Zucchini Brownies and Choc Chia Slice.