3 Easy Ways to Use More Healthy Green Vegetables in Your Cooking
You know you should eat more green vegetables, but you may be tired of adding them to a salad each day. However, there are other options to use these healthy veggies while you cook or bake.
Consider these ways to include more green vegetables in your meals:
#1 Vegetable pasta.
There are two different techniques to use vegetables in a pasta dish:
Cook regular pasta and simply add healthy vegetables to it. The most popular options include tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. You can use raw veggies or steam them. Another option is to sauté them in healthy oils.
Make your pasta noodles out of vegetables. A spiralizer can help you make thin strips out of zucchini or eggplant. You can also use this technique to make noodles out of sweet potatoes or carrots. Another option if you don’t have a spiralizer is to cut thin slices or strips with a knife.
#2 Soups, sauces, and dressings.
Soups, sauces, and dressings can be used to hide healthy vegetables. This is a useful method for picky eaters or children who refuse to eat whole or raw veggies. You’ll need a blender or mixer to puree the veggies to hide them in sauces.
Consider the types of vegetables you can puree: tomatoes, squash, carrots, onions, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, broccoli, cauliflower, and others.
You can hide vegetables inside meatballs, too! Whether you stick to a completely vegetarian recipe or use meat, you can add green, healthy vegetables to meatballs.
The key is to add them to the mix before cooking. You can puree the veggies, so they’re easier to mix. Once they’re cooked, it’s usually impossible to see or taste the veggies.
These three ways are very useful and easy to follow! Try it if you’re diet goal is increasing vegetable intake!