We hear all the time that vegetables are "essential for our health" and going “veggie-heavy” is the best choice...
What are the benefits of vegetables? And if they are so great for us, how can we make eating them fun? What are the best ways to change it up and not get bored or stuck in a routine?
Below I’ll talk about the benefits of veggies, my tips for getting the most out of them, and how to keep your cooking fresh & fun!
Why Should We Veg Out?
1. Cook them differently!
Cut your veggies thin and bake them into chips: Cook at 225 degrees for 2 hours!
Put your veggies on a kabob and bake or grill them: Pairing different vegetables together can change the taste and add a different flair to your routine!
Roast them by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes: This will give them a nice smokey taste. A little crispy on the outside, but softer on the inside.
2. Change the shape!
My spiralizer is my favorite cooking tool and such an easy way to make zoodles!
Try cutting your vegetables into longer strips or smaller circles. Sometimes changing their presentation can be enough to make them more appealing.
3. Adjust the seasoning!
If you have a family history of hypertension (high blood pressure) or cardiac disease, it is best to have a low-salt diet. Instead of seasoning your veggies with salt and pepper, try olive oil and lemon!
Fresh herbs make for great seasoning as well! Basil, rosemary, or thyme can make your vegetables taste even more fresh.
Adding a little spice rather than salt and pepper can also change things up for you... Next time try garlic powder or paprika!
If you want to go to a restaurant, order whatever you want, and NOT leave feeling gross, bloated & guilty about what you ate… I'm here to tell you, THAT IS POSSIBLE! The answer is here.