The majority of the time veggies get a lot of grief. Foods that should be among the highest consumed end up getting overlooked, disliked, and complained about. Eating your vegetables isn’t really that hard. There are many ways to prepare your vegetables to make them taste more interesting. Steamed peas, iceberg lettuce, boiled spinach are old standards that have probably shaped your opinion overall of vegetables throughout your life. Instead of just dropping them in a pot, look up new creative ways to enjoy them.
- Make Veggie-Fries: Cut your vegetables in long lengths and bake them in your oven. Grab your favorite kind of potato and cut them into wedge shapes. Next sprinkle some olive oil over them. Add in seasonings like garlic, onion powder, and sea salt. If you want a spicier flavor add in some chili powder or cayenne pepper. Turn them a few times as you are baking them and they will turn out crispy and delicious. You can also do this with carrots, zucchini, squash, or even onions.
- Make your own Fresh Juice:Combining vegetables and fruits together is a great way to make a juice. Stay away from store bought brands. Pull out your juicer from under the cabinet. Press some oranges and carrots. You will take in vitamins A and C and it will be a good start to your day.
- Enjoy a Smoothie:Grab your blender. Take a cup of Greek yogurt, two cups of berries, a cup of almond milk, and two cups of fresh spinach. Blend it all together and voila…you have a great morning drink. When you blend your vegetables and fruits more of the fiber is retained. This will help you feel full longer.
- Create Your Own Vegetable Crust Pizza:You can use your imagination and turn your veggies into the base of your pizza. You can slice eggplant into rounds and the brush the pieces with olive oil and spices. Bake them for 20 minutes at 450 degrees. Flip them one time during the baking. After you remove them from the oven, cover in pizza sauce and your favorite toppings and cheese. Bake again until the cheese begins to brown.
- Make Your Own Fruit Snacks:Blend together three cups of mixed greens, two apples, a medium banana, and a half a cup of berries. Add in two cups of water. Next spread the blended mixture over saran wrap. Dehydrate it in the oven for 14 hours at the lowest setting of 170 degrees. The mixture will form into a sheet that you can slice and roll up.
- Enjoy some Chili: Chili is the perfect dish to sneak veggies into. You can grate up carrots, onions, and zucchini into the base and add in your beans and meat. You can also add in onion, peppers, and chilies.
- Let the veggies become a dip: Serve up some fresh salsa or guacamole. Add in tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and garlic. You can even serve them with whole grain crackers or veggie chips.
- Fire Up the Grill:Instead of grilling steaks or burgers, add in some veggies. Slice zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus, squash, potatoes, and carrots. Rub them with your favorite seasonings and a splash of olive oil. Place them in foil and set them on the grill. The taste will be mouthwatering!