You’ve seen veggies before. At some point you were three or four years old, eyeing them suspiciously on your dinner plate and wondering if Mom and Dad were trying to pull a fast one. Of course, we know they’re good for us, but that doesn’t mean we have to like them, right?
Not so fast! Give veggies a second chance with these exciting new ways to serve them.
Veggie noodles. This is a great way to replace high-carb foods such as pasta with a healthier alternative.
Veggie-based soups. Not every soup needs to be stuffed with meat and potatoes. Even a small addition such as diced broccoli can add crucial fiber, vitamins and minerals to your diet.
Cauliflower. This pale cousin to broccoli is extremely versatile. You can use it to make a great substitute for mashed potatoes or even a pizza crust.
Lettuce wraps.Wraps have become extremely popular as many people are looking for ways to reduce carbs. Why stop there! Just swap out that tortilla or flatbread for a sturdy lettuce leaf and enjoy.
Meatloaf. Well sort of. You don’t have to go all out here for true veggie-loaf, but since meatloaf is a blended dish anyway, why not throw in some veggies? Puree them properly and your veggie-hating family will never know.
Spinach. It’s not just for Popeye the sailor man. Adding some uncooked spinach can not only stretch your meal, but it adds an elegant ‘restaurant’ touch as well.
Yes, veggies can not only be good for you, but downright good. Try veggies in these new ways and watch those suspicious looks disappear at dinnertime.