SNEAK IN THOSE VEGETABLES
The Huffington Post has a great article called 41 Sneaky Ways to Eat More Vegetables. Whether you’re just not a huge fan of veggies but know you need to eat more, or are trying to trick your kids into eating healthier, that article and the recipes are a great resource! I’ve pulled a few of my favorites, which are below. Read through them, and then go over to The Huffington Post for even more delicious, healthy meal ideas!
Love pasta but hate the carbs? Or are you just tired of the same old, same old? Try this delicious faux-pasta made with thinly cut zucchini ribbons, baby spinach, and fresh ricotta cheese. The recipe makes about 10 servings, so consider either cutting the recipe or refrigerating the remainder for dinner the following day.
Another great use of zucchini, this time turned into noodles! Paired with a healthy scoop of tomato sauce infused with Moroccan flavors (like harissa and cumin) and topped with a “meatball” made out of roasted and pureed cauliflower. According to the author, the “meatball” melts into the sauce to create a delicious, flavorful Bolognese.
What a perfect dish for a summer evening! Asparagus is perfectly in season, eggplant is nearing its peak, and you top those with lemon-infused ricotta and fresh mozzarella? Heaven!
This recipe packs a lot of punch in a small package. For each serving you get 6oz roasted broccoli, 1 whole avocado, alfalfa (or bean) sprouts, and 2 eggs! And although it calls this dish toast, it’s actually served on rice cakes, cutting out all those empty calories in bread.
With spinach, scallions, peppers, and basil tucked into every inch of these savory waffles, you’ll be having breakfast for dinner on the regular!
Alright, now that you have some ideas for fitting more veggies into your every day meals, go on and get cooking!