Have you ever been tired of eating boring broccoli or carrots? We all know we should eat a wide variety of vegetables to get our complete daily dose of vitamins, minerals and fiber. But sometimes, who knows, we’re just stuck in a rut, eating the same veggies, prepared in the same ways over and over. Here a some tips to help you spice up your meal with extra veggies:
When you make smoothies, think about adding more vegetables with some pieces of broccoli or spinach. Trust me, no one will notice that there’re veggies in their drinks because of the strong flavor of fruits like pineapple, strawberry or mango. Fruits and vegetables at the same time, a delicious and nutritional smoothie at the breakfast will bring you the necessary amount of vitamins and minerals for a day.
2. Roasted vegetables
The deep and rich flavor of roasting brings out the natural sweetness in many vegetables like zucchinis, carrots, butternut squashes, red onions and many others. They are always the best choice to enjoy with roasted chicken or pork. Tip: coat diced vegetables with a little bit of olive oil and roast them in the oven until golden brown.
Sounds popular and boring, but you know what, there’re thousands ways to make salad, don’t be afraid of trying new recipes and rocking your kitchen with a fresh and yummy bowl of salad. Tip: forget the extra virgin olive oil for a while, maybe feta cheese or homemade mayonnaise will be much better!
4. Extra veggies in Soups, Sauces and Casseroles
Extra veggies like baby carrots, chopped celery, parsley, sautéed onions or garlic will boost not only the flavor but also the nutrition content of your dishes. Remember the time I presented the traditional bolognese sauce (click HERE to see the full recipe)? Instead of using a tomato-based sauce, many kinds of vegetables (carrots, onions, garlic, celery sticks, ground oregano and tomatoes) are brought to a simmer with beef stock then well blended. How easy is that?
5. Baked Goods
Mmmmm, carrot cake, really yummy, right? Try to sneak grated carrot or zucchini into your cake or muffin batter, they will make your baked goods moist and soft, most importantly, turn your cake into a hidden serving of vegetables.
Do you think adding extra vegetables to your meal is an impossible mission?
Did you find any different way to solve this problem?
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❤ Trang Quynh