Clean Slate Plates

By Kate Rogers
Created December 8, 2016
Start the new year on the right foot by adding more vegetables to your main dishes. Here are five ideas to kick-start your new habit! MORE+ LESS-

The best resolutions are the ones that you can keep. Forget twice-daily workouts, constant positivity or a full-sail character overhaul. Focus instead on the little things, such as adding more vegetables to recipes that are already simple to prepare. Here we’ve compiled five main dishes along with quick extras to throw in. Now there’s something you can feel good about.

Two-Bean Minestrone

Throw in: Frozen Chopped Spinach

How to do it: Microwave spinach to thaw when you’re adding the pasta to the slow cooker. Stir in thawed spinach at the very end.

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Slow-Cooker Bacon and Corn Chowder

Throw in: Frozen Broccoli

How to do it: Add frozen broccoli with the other ingredients in Step 1. One reader suggested adding Worcestershire sauce to spice it up a bit, too. We say, “yum!”

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Easy Cheesy Beef and Bow-Ties

Throw in: Frozen Corn

How to do it: Add frozen corn to beef with salsa, soup and onions in Step 3.

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Easy Weeknight Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Throw in: Frozen Baby Sweet Peas

How to do it: Add frozen peas after stirring fettuccine, cooking sauce and cheese in with the butter, garlic and chicken in Step 3.

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Speedy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Throw in: Frozen Broccoli

How to do it: Add frozen broccoli along with the stir-fry ingredients in Step 2.

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