It’s hard to believe that some people don’t like vegetables! However, in reality there are some small people and some bigger people who aren’t fans.
We all know the benefits of vegetables; they contain a multitude of vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and phytonutrients which are beneficial for your overall health and also support the healing of most health conditions including mood disorders and energy production!
So how do we get these powerhouses into the big and little people who are less keen?
There are 2 ways - you can hide veggies in meals or you can be out and proud with your veggies!
Some of these ways include:
- blending veggies into smoothies for breakfast (spinach, beetroot, carrot and kale work well)
- adding grated veggies to sauces such as Bolognese
- adding veggies to lentil patties or burgers
- layering veggies within a frittata or quiche
- serving every meal with a salad that everyone can help themselves to
- ensuring vegetables are majority of the meal - limiting protein to 100g and adding a small amount of carbohydrates
- making mixed “buddha” bowls - serving up a range of raw vegetables (diced or grated) and encourage your family to pick their own to be served with some protein and wholegrains
- snacks include veggie sticks with dip - carrot sticks, celery, cucumber, capsicum
- blending veggies into making dips - spinach or beetroot hummus anyone?
Other ways that we find are successful are including your fussy eaters in the cooking process, growing your own veggie patch or even using fresh herbs and spices to add flavour to "boring veggie" meals.
Give some of these a try and let us know how you go!