Eating enough veggies can be hard. Especially if you’re like me, and you find them to be rather bland.
And, despite my knowledge of the benefits of consuming copious amounts of greens, I still struggle to do so. I eat vegetables daily, but I would like to eat more, and I would argue many of us would like the same (without suppressing a gag with each mouthful).
So, is it possible to eat more veggies without having to do so grudgingly?
I think so, so long as you know how to do it.
I think the issue so many of us have with the concept of eating more vegetables is just that – the eating part. We struggle to determine how to make them taste better, or to be more appealing, and eventually become frustrated and try to convince ourselves that potato chips are technically still a vegetable.
Don’t even deny it. You’ve thought about it, too. But, at the end of the day, potato chips are not a substitute for greens, and acceptance is the first step in the grieving process.
One option for tricking ourselves into eating more veggies is to subtly work them into other foods so they’re not as prominent. For example, consider pureeing vegetables and adding them to a spaghetti sauce, or tossing a handful of spinach into a pot of noodles to add some green to your pasta. If you’re making homemade hamburger patties, blend some chickpeas up and add them into the mix. Cook up some beans, or maybe some asparagus, with some bacon to add flavour. You can even add veggies to desserts, people. I’ve had black bean cake and it was pretty damn delicious.
Although seemingly daunting, eating more vegetables doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out Pinterest for some inspiration, and see what you can come up with.
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