How to Trick Yourself Into Eating More Veggies
By Genevieve Cunningham
Even though we all know that vegetables are good for us, most of us have a little bit of difficulty eating them on a regular basis. It can be hard to develop a taste for certain vegetables, and truthfully, it can also be hard to find new ways to fix them in order to keep the diet interesting. No one wants to eat the same old green beans or leafy salad at every meal, and so we reach for potatoes, rice, and other foods to take their place. Even if we don’t realize it, our diets and our bodies really suffer when we don’t get enough healthy veggies. In order to get more, check out these sneaky ways to trick yourself into eating more every day.
Dice Them Up
The smaller you dice them up, the easier it is to add them to your favorite foods. Hate broccoli? If you dice it up small enough, you can add it to omelettes or other dishes and hardly notice. This works well with a wide variety of veggies including bell peppers, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and many others.
Blend Them Together
This takes practice, but it’s a great way to get veggies if you really don’t like them. If you mix the right vegetables together with some of your favorite fruits, you can make a delicious smoothie for breakfast or a snack. It’s incredibly simple, and you can find some wonderful recipes online. Don’t be afraid to experiment in order to find a smoothie that you like. Once you find it, your body will be grateful for the effort.
Use Dips and Sauces
Sometimes we don’t eat enough veggies because they’re … well, boring! Instead of letting this little hiccup defeat your entire healthy eating plan, add a little flavor to keep it interesting. You’ll be shocked at what the right kind of flavoring can do for veggies. Sea salt and olive oil, cheese, veggie dip, and even peanut butter are excellent ways to flavor your favorite veggies in order to make them more appetizing.
If you still haven’t figured out how to get the right amount of vegetables in your diet, don’t give up yet! Vegetables can be a wonderful addition to a well balanced diet so long as you know how to do it right. With a little practice, some perseverance, and an open mind, you can enhance your diet with some delicious vegetables for a healthier body and life.