We all know vegetables are important for our health. Vegetables are not the funniest food to eat. Sneaking vegetables into your diet takes work and planning but the benefits are worth it. Vegetables can improve your overall health, balance your blood sugar, and even help you lose belly fat.
EAT A VEGETABLE BEFORE YOUR MAIN MEAL
It is easy to forget what you are doing and filling up before you get to your vegetables during meals. A great way to get your vegetables in is to make a point to eat them first or enjoy a salad before you start your main course.
By eating your vegetables first you are more likely to get enough vegetables in each day. the fiber in vegetables will help fill you up faster allowing you to eat less during the overall meal.
DRIED VEGETABLE AND SUPERFOOD POWDERS
A great way to get more vegetables in your diet is to take advantage of greens and superfood powders. These can be mixed into nearly anything. Some offer flavors that go well in water for a quick on the go option.
ADD VEGETABLES TO YOUR SMOOTHIES
Smoothies and homemade juices are a great way to sneak in vegetables without tasting them. It is quick and easy to whip up a smoothie in the morning tossing in a handful of nutrition packed spinach.
SNEAK VEGETABLES, NOT YOUR COOKING.
If you do not like vegetables you may need to get a little sneaky to ensure that you eat enough vegetables each day. This can be done while cooking for your family benefiting everyone.
Deceptively Delicious is a great cookbook to get you started with learning to hide vegetables in your food. To make it easy to hide vegetables in foods you will need a blender to puree vegetables so you can mix them in.
Common favorites in our home include carrots in pasta sauce and cauliflower mixed into mac and cheese.
TRY VEGETABLE NOODLE SUBSTITUTES.
This can be spaghetti squash or zoodles. Using vegetables in place of pasta is a great way to sneak in more vegetables into your diet. If you do not like them try mixing a handful of them into regular pasta for a small vegetable boost.
EAT MORE SOUPS.
Vegetable-based soups are perfect for sneaking in more vegetables into your diet. Soups are filling and often low in calories. Soups can help you fill up faster and stay full longer.
MAKE MEALS THAT NATURALLY HIDE VEGETABLES
Meatloaves, meatballs, and omelets all make for great places to bulk up on the vegetables without realizing it. Adding these types of dishes to your menu a couple of times a week can help you get in a lot more vegetables by the end of the week.