Fast Friday post! Being that March is national nutrition month, it’s a great time to get creative with vegetables. A few of you have mentioned in comments over the years that you wished you liked vegetables more or you weren’t sure how to add more of them into your life. I am going to show you how to painlessly add more vegetables to your diet.
How to painlessly add more vegetable to your diet
Yes breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and allows you to get a running start on your veggie consumption. Add handfuls of spinach to omelets, baked egg muffins or frittatas. Try a savory oatmeal bake with lots of hidden veggies. With just a few minutes of prep, your first meal of the day is the easiest way to painless add more vegetables to your diet.
If you are a salad eater, double up on which ever veggie is your favorite. You can’t have too many carrots! Vegetable soups are the easiest way to add in a full days supply of veggies. Puree carrots, zucchini and or red peppers and hide them into tomato based soups. The kids/spouses won’t even notice.
Bake carrots and zucchini into muffins and savory breads. No one will know they are in there! Cut up veggies of different colors and textures so they are ready for snacking all week. Dip them into hummus or your fave salad dressing or cream cheese.
When my kid were younger, I roasted and pureed eggplant and peppers into their pasta sauce. Add beans and corn into taco fillings. Try out some bean or veggie based no meat meatballs for a change of pace. Treat yourself to a homemade pizza with fun veggie toppings.
Finally, discover new ways to make the vegetables that you do like. Make a list of them and do a search on Pinterest. (You are following me on Pinterest right?)It’s fun to find new recipes to get excited about and get out of the vegetable rut.
Hope I gave you a few ideas on how to painlessly add more vegetables into your life. What tips do you have?
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