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Healthy Eating

Our Customers’ Favorite Meal Add-Ins

August 27, 2021

The chefs and dietitians here at Snap Kitchen work together to make sure that our delicious meals are also balanced in protein, healthy fats, and veggies, with the nutrients you need to power through your day. But whether you need extra calories to support your training, have specific dietary requirements, or just like to make your own tweaks to our meals, we’re outlining some customer favorite add-ons!  

Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Grass-Fed Ghee

For those looking to up the healthy fat in one of our salads or other meals, look no further than these two great options. They’re shelf-stable, easy to add to any dish and add a lovely depth of flavor to boot. 

Side Salad

Benefits   

Leafy salad greens can act as a key component to a healthy diet as they are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and other essential nutrients. In addition, the darker the leafy green is — including red leafy greens  — the higher in antioxidants and B6 they are. Phytonutrients such as antioxidants can help prevent chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease. 

How to prepare

To make a simple salad simply delicious, be sure to rinse and thoroughly dry your greens so that they feel light and crisp and not weighed down and soggy. Then chop up your greens into bite-sized pieces for a more pleasant eating experience. Add additional vegetables (make sure those are dry as well) to incorporate different textures to your salad, and don’t forget about spices and seasoning! 

Want to keep things easy? Put your Snap meal on a bed of greens, like arugula, romaine, or mixed greens. Extra nutrient-density with hardly any added effort? Sign us up!

Avocado

Benefits   

Did you know that avocados have even more potassium than the potassium-packed banana? And that’s just the start of the proven health benefits of eating avocados. Avocados are filled with healthy monounsaturated fats, believed to be responsible for health benefits such as reduced inflammation and positive effects on genes linked to cancer. 

How to prepare

Another wonderful thing about avocados is that they can be prepared in a variety of ways. They’re great to add raw to any meal, but can also be used as a substitute for mayo or sour cream or even as an integral ingredient in the ever-popular avocado toast. And though it’s not the most common prep method, you can grill them, too. The possibilities are seemingly endless! 

Broccoli and other raw veggies

Benefits   

The benefits of eating broccoli are abundant starting with its nutrient-rich profile of high fiber, protein, iron, potassium, selenium, and vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. Specifically, studies show that broccoli can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, increase bone mineral density, and decrease the risk of age-related eye disorders. And like others on this list, broccoli is rich in cancer-fighting compounds.

How to prepare

The easiest way to add broccoli to your Snap meal? Eat it raw, on the side. You could do this with any number of other veggies, too, like bell peppers, cucumbers, or carrots. It’s the perfect way to add nutrient density without much extra prep time. You can even dip them in hummus or dairy-free cheese dip (like Kite Hill). As we like to say: eat well, cook never!

We love supporting your health goals with our rotating menu options, and we hope these ideas for extra add-ins help you level up our meals even further. Looking for recipes you can make at home that incorporate more veggies? Check out our blog post on our favorite summer salads, or browse our simple, chef-prepared recipes. What recipe will you try next?

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