Whether you struggle to eat enough veggies yourself or the obstacle involves the rest of your household, it never hurts to find sneaky ways to get them into your meals. Eating an array of whole foods regularly is the perfect equation to a healthier you, but I fully realize living with a picky eater can make it challenging to make this a part of your every day.
On the other hand, even if you regularly put a salad bowl on the table at dinner time, it can get tiresome eating the same things. That’s when I utilize my tricks for sneaking veggies into meals, or simply switching up how you cook them to trick your taste buds.
Here’s how to make sure you take in more vegetables every day.
– Try roasting them
Root vegetables take on a whole new texture and flavor when you oven-roast them. All it takes is just a little brush with olive oil, and you’ll be snarfing down more carrots and beets! A good rule of thumb is cooking them at 400F for about 30 minutes. If you like them more tender, continue cooking until desired tenderness. Topping with fresh herbs and garlic makes them irresistible!
– Go for a super-stealth move
Kids and picky adults alike won’t know when you blend carrots, spinach, or even lentils into pasta sauce. This also works while making soups and stews. Next time you have pasta night, try this trick by blending up some spinach and another veggie or two into your pasta sauce.