Oh, don’t get cute with me. We don’t eat veggies because they’re good. We eat them because we look good afterward. And no one can say cauliflower rice underneath crusted sesame tofu tastes better than crunchy-fried fish and salted waffle fries… No one. While I am no vegetarian, and far from a vegan, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help ease more veggies into our bellies.
See these recipes that are so good, you won’t be able to taste ’em.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Have you ever? A cauliflower crust will be crunchier than your usual flour pizza crust. Look for pre-made cauliflower crusts in the freezer section of your supermarket.
Veggify Your Pizza
Do this to your pizza if you don’t want to cauliflower crust it. Easy veggies toppings are mushrooms and onions.
The most common sandwich wraps I have run into are spinach, sun-dried tomato, and sweet potato wraps. The spinach wraps actually taste like regular wraps, it’s insane! The sweet potato wraps are subtly sweet, and the sun-dried tomato wraps are more-so. Maybe you won’t be ingesting a full serving of vegetables in each tortilla wrap, but you’ll be doing more for your body than a regular flour tortilla would be.
When I make salads at home, I enjoy heating my spinach and a little water in a pan. This way, the spinach shrinks and gets warmer: a win-win for us meat lovers used to warm stuff.
An omelette is a sneaky way to put veggies in your tummy. Omelettes or scrambled eggs get boring just by themselves. Put some red bell peppers or onions along with your sausage, ham or bacon. Click here for guidance on your veggie additions while you cook!
Vegetable Origin Pasta
This is my number one pick for people who want to integrate veggies into their diet without tasting them. Companies make pasta noodles using vegetables that actually contain more protein than your usual flour pasta. This helps you dual-fold. The first is that you are ingesting vegetables and adding more antioxidants, nutrients and fiber to your diet. The second is that it takes less noodles for you to fill your stomach than it does with flour noodles. DID SOMEONE SAY MAC ‘N CHEESE? Try Banza out for size. They have pasta noodles in various shapes, rice and Mac n’ Cheese…
Zucchini bread relates to banana bread how the honeydew melon does to the cantaloupe. Second place ain’t so bad (shrug emoji). Compared to banana bread, zucchini bread is a sweet-tasting, veggie containing treat for you. See the recipe that brings this sweet image to life in your kitchen.
Fooling you would not be worth it for me: it tastes like real rice. There are several ways to do it. I do not have lots of time on my hands, so I buy the rice in the plastic bags that you have to heat up. If you want to make your own, see Pinterest.com for options. Wanna buy pre-made? Supermarket. This stuff is more accessible than you think.
Whats better than getting your intake of nutrients, antioxidants and fiber in your tasteless water, instead of actually eating it? See these ratings for veggie supplements online. My all time favorite, and customer approved are Amazing Grass products. They have portable tablets that dissolve in water, for one serving of veggies in one cup!