Including vegetables into your daily diet is extremely important. They are full of rich nutrients and antioxidants that help your body fight off diseases and boost your immunity. Whatsmore is they certainly help with weight management as fruits and vegetables contain fewer calories that can fill you up much faster than unhealthy foods like greasy potato chips and cookies. As a kid, you may have considered all vegetables to taste terrible and it may have been a struggle getting you to take one bite. If it still remains an issue for you today, or you simply want to find more ways to eat vegetables, there are plenty of ways for you to incorporate them into your daily diet, from seasoning them just right to disguising them where even a kid will eat them.
You can incorporate some greens into any fruit smoothie to get a quick dose of green veggies in your system. Throw a handful of kale or spinach into your medley of fruit and blend it together to make a fruit and veggie smoothie. You won’t even be able to tell that you are drinking those healthy greens!
Having a hot bowl of soup is another great way to consume those veggies! You can use noodles and broth as your main ingredients and toss in carrots, celery and potatoes to flavor the broth and bulk up the meal. If you are going for vegetables as your main dish, you can puree some veggies to give it a thicker texture.
Everyone loves pasta, but those noodles can surely add a lot of carbs into your diet. Why not try out some veggie noodles? Pasta can easily be made by using spiralized zucchini or squash that will look just like your everyday noodle. By tossing some sauce, herbs and seasoning onto them, you’ll have a pasta that is fewer calories, healthier and has veggies as the main course!
Believe it or not, pizza is another great way to incorporate veggies into your meal. Aside from loading your pizza with veggie toppings, you can also try something new like cauliflower crust! Many pizza places are now offering this alternative to the typical dough. Cauliflower crust is as simple as combining chopped and drained cauliflower with eggs, flour and seasoning.
Fries are not only limited to fried potatoes! You can make healthy versions of this favorite snack too! Slice up some avocado, green beans, carrots or zucchini and lightly bread them in cornstarch and cornmeal. Bake them in the oven to get them crispy so you get that texture we all love in regular fries.
Throw those potato chips in the trash! It’s time to incorporate some healthier options into the mix! Try making some kale chips that are lightly coated in oil and sprinkled with salt. Pop those babies into the oven so you get that crispy texture that we all know and love.
While chocolate chip and blueberry muffins sound amazing, the kind you buy at the store is likely filled with tons of sugar and carbs. Opt for a healthier option by making muffins that are loaded with zucchini or carrots. They will surprisingly fill up the pan with healthy calories and pair well with other ingredients like cinnamon and walnuts.
Veggie wraps are quite delicious when prepared with a bunch of veggies. Wrap a medley of spinach, baby tomatoes, sauteed onions and bell peppers, and of course some avocado into a tight tortilla. Each bite is full of healthy nutrients. If you want a meat substitute, throw in some tofu! For added flavor, you can top the veggies off with some seasoning and dressing.