Looking for a way to up your veggie game? Below are 5 easy ways to sneak more vegetables into your diet – without having to force them down!
So with this year’s theme of “sneaking in all the veggies”, I’ve learned quite a few tricks that I thought I should pass along to you guys. While we know all about hiding veggies in our baked goods, I found a few more tips and tricks that have helped me this year to increase my veggie intake.
Ready to have your world rocked? 😉
5 Easy Ways to Sneak More Vegetables into Your Diet
1 Start your day with them
Something that always helps put me ahead in the veggie game is starting my day with them. Though most days I keep my breakfasts simple with loaded toast or oatmeal, I’ve slowly been finding new ways to incorporate vegetables into my breakfast without having to spend a ton of time in the kitchen cooking!
Some of my favorite ways are:
- veggie loaded omelets
- breakfast tacos
- sweet potato “oatmeal”
2 Add them to smoothies
This one is a no-brainer. Though most people add greens to their smoothies [which is awesome!], I’m referring more to unique vegetables such as beets or cauliflower!
With a smoothie you can also add more than one vegetable, increasing your veggie game even further! As an added bonus you can typically “hide” the vegetable’s flavor with cocoa powder 😉
3 Let them Shine
Instead of thinking of vegetables as only a side dish or an addition to a dish, think about them as the main ingredient! Though these recipes focus on vegetables as a primary ingredient, they still are “hidden” amongst the dish enough to be enjoyed without really being noticed.
4 Make the Noodle Swap
The zoodle train has grown pretty popular the last few years and it has become one of my favorite ways to up my veggie game. Of course there is more than just zoodles!
- sweet potato noodles
- spaghetti squash
- carrot noodles
- yellow squash noodles
- beet noodles
5 Load them into soups
Adding vegetables into soup is not only incredibly easy but it’s also a great way to try out new vegetables that you might not be sure about. I had never tried kabocha squash before I made the below soup – it’s now one of my favorite soups and I can’t wait to make it this fall!
So there you have it – 5 easy ways to sneak more vegetables into your diet! These five tips have been critical in my quest to increasing my veggie intake this year. Some of them take more experimentation than others [like the Sweet Potato “Oatmeal”!] but it really has me looking at vegetables in a whole new light. Not to mention my veggie game has really branched out – no more eating only broccoli or carrots! 😉
How do you sneak more vegetables into your diet?