We know that vegetables aren’t always the most inviting part of the dish; most of you would even flinch at broccoli taste. We also realize that incorporating vegetables in your meals can be an arduous struggle since it’s hard to imagine vegetables being delicious and appetizing. But what if there’s a way to make vegetables mouth-watering, rather than bleak and bland? With a few tricks here and some tweaks there, you can make exquisite dishes made entirely of vegetables! This article will help you fall in love with veggies and make your taste buds crave them like never before.
1) Slice N’ Dice It
Prepping your vegetables is the golden step you’ve been missing. Having your veggies cut and ready in the fridge is super helpful for when you don’t have enough time to cook your food from scratch or when you’re simply lazing around! Additionally, frozen veggies are what you need when you don’t have enough time to go grocery shopping. You can keep the veggies in a ziplock bag in the freezer and steam them whenever you’re in a hurry. Last but not least, preparing your vegetables for the week will save you both the time and energy from the same old “What am I gonna cook today?!” conundrum.
2) Twist N’ Twirl It
Are you looking for a low-carb pasta? We’ve got you covered! Veggie noodles, AKA spiralized veggies is your new best friend; you can make noodles out of zucchini, turnips, carrots, sweet potato, and many more vegetables. The food experts at TheDaringKitchen.com explain how you can use a spiralizer to make different types of noodles, such as spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair, and lasagna. Moreover, you can always get creative using the different blades that come with a spiralizer to make your noodles thicker, thinner, or even curlier.
3) Chips N’ Dips
We know it’s a shocker, but vegetables can be a yummy snack for you to munch on. For example, you can make crispy kale chips, regular potato or sweet potato chips, and delicious roasted cauliflower bites. Veggie fries are also perfect for a late-night snack or even a side dish at dinner; you can make luscious fries of sweet potato, zucchini, butternut squash, asparagus, jicama, and carrots. Finally, it would help if you complimented your crispy snack with a nice veggie dip. You can make tasty dips such as beet hummus, creamy avocado, or white bean artichoke dip.
4) Juice It, Wrap it, Toss it!
Vegetables can be included in every single meal you make throughout the day. You can start the day with an icy fresh green smoothie. For a quick snack in the middle of the day, you can use lettuce wraps instead of tortilla bread or regular buns to make yourself a nice succulent burrito or some juicy lettuce tacos. Vegetables can also come in handy when you’re making any soup. Whether you’re making a broth or a rich, creamy soup, throwing in some of your favorite veggies will make it rich in nutrients and give it a splendid aroma.
5) Rice It and Spice It
Believe it or not, rice can be made out of vegetables; you can find veggie rice frozen at the grocery store or make it yourself in the food processor. You can consider rice cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, beets and many other vegetables to spice it up.
Vegetables can be a great addition to spice up your salad, too. You are not a koala and therefore, you are not meant to eat lettuce salad solely. Instead, make tuna, chicken, or salmon salad and toss some veggies in there along with a dash of herbs and your favorite dressing.
6) Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice!
You must be thinking that this is getting ridiculous, but we are serious! It is possible to make veggie desserts and they are perfectly splendid. If you’re cursed with a sweet tooth and you’re struggling to keep up the healthy lifestyle without going insane, or if you have children and you want to control their sugar intake, this is an impeccable solution. You can savor and relish the sweetest desserts, yet remain healthy and eat your veggies.
Vegetables can be super tasty if you do things right. Don’t be afraid to try avant-garde recipes and experiment with different flavors and herbs. The bolder and more creative you get, the more you’ll realize your preferences and what you like and don’t like. The secret lies in good preparation; as long as you are well-prepared, the cooking part will be easier and much more enjoyable.