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Looking to pack in your 5-a-day? See our easy ways to incorporate more vegetables into your diet with our wholesome recipes for the family.

Making sure you eat enough vegetables every day can be hard – especially if you (or those you're cooking for) aren't their biggest fans. Find delicious ways to prepare them, including blending them into easy soups, sauces and smoothies, with our clever recipes below.

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Buying produce doesn't have to be costly – look out for seasonal deals in shops, and learn about the health benefits of frozen fruit & veg and tinned fruit & veg for a thrifty alternative.

Eating a low-carb diet? See the best low-carb vegetables, including the best ways to eat them. Plus, learn how to steam vegetables with our with our top tips and techniques.

Discover more inspiration with our health benefits guides.

Pasta sauce

Hidden veg ragu

Stirring chopped veggies into an easy pasta sauce is a simple way to eat more vegetables. This 'hidden' veg ragu packs in celery, carrots and tomatoes with pork and beef mince to make a flavour-packed family meal, ideal for mixing with pasta or topping jacket potatoes.

See our healthy pasta recipes.

Vegetable soup

Cauliflower Soup

Blend a variety of vegetables together in a warming bowl of soup to pack in your five-a-day. This comforting and creamy cauliflower soup works wonders for lunch or a light supper, topped with parsley and served with crusty bread.

Discover more healthy soup recipes.

Burgers

Secret Veg Cheeseburgers

Upping your veg intake with burgers? We kid you not. These family-friendly burgers mix beef with courgette, carrots and mushrooms, and freeze well to use on busy weeknights. Win win!

Try our healthy burger recipes.

Smoothies

Kale smoothie

Whizz some extra veggies into a hearty smoothie for an easy breakfast on-the-go. This vegan green smoothie is packed with vitamin C from kale, avocado, zesty lime and pineapple.

Find more vegetable smoothie recipes.

Chilli

Five Bean Chilli

Incorporate loads of vegetables into a bowl of hearty chilli. Work meal-prep magic by making a big batch of this vegan five-bean chilli to freeze in portions for busy weeknights. Beans, tomatoes and peppers make it extra filling.

See more healthy chilli recipes.

Curry

Creamy lentil & veggie curry

Cook vegetables in a rich curry sauce to infuse them with loads of vibrant flavour. Swap in different veg for this family-friendly lentil curry, or add a can of chickpeas to make it chunkier.

See our healthy curry recipes.

Vegetable dip

Vegetable cheese dip

This versatile cheese dip is packed with hidden veg. Perfect for little hands to dip crunchy veg into, or to use as a spread in sandwiches or pittas for lunch.

For more inspiration, see our healthy dip recipes.

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