It’s tough to love all vegetables, especially if you grew up with vegetable “don’ts.” Luckily, as adults, we’re able to creatively manage some sneaky ways to include vegetables in our diets.
This way not only will taste amazing, but you will also end up eating more healthy veggies.
1. Start by adding veggies to almost every food you already love! Layer zucchini and eggplant slices into your lasagna. Stir in a handful of broccoli florets into macaroni and cheese. And toss some tomatoes and peppers into an omelet.
2. Add them to your favorite soups. Just add raw or frozen vegetables to your soup or even your favorite chili recipe. The spices will disguise any flavors you might not like alone.
3. Add some raw veggies to your salad as much you can: cucumber, grated carrots, zucchini, green beans, onions, radishes, tomatoes, and even fruit. Mix your greens, like arugula with baby spinach, instead of sticking to one base.
4. Sneak them into your spaghetti sauce! Add finely chopped zucchini, mushroom, onions, eggplant, or yellow squash to spaghetti sauce. You can either add them finely chopped or even grated to barely notice them!
5. Have fun! Enjoy your vegetables with a delicious dip or stuffed with a savory filling. You can even play around with the flavors and spices such as spicy corn on the cob with some sour cream and hot sauce.
6. Include some veggies and fruits in your favorite juice or breakfast smoothie. Blend in some carrots, beets or even cucumbers into your freshly squeezed juice, or sneak in some spinach and berries with your smoothies.
8. Include some sliced veggies in your favorite pizza combination: tomato, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, zucchini, and artichoke hearts.
These are simple ways you can introduce some of the vitamins and minerals you get from your veggies into your daily diet. It won’t taste any different but you will sure feel better!