Are you bored with vegetables? Vegetables are good for you and for body composition, but at times it can seem like you are eating the same thing all the time.
I’ve had to get creative over the years so that I can keep on track with my own nutrition, but also so that I can inspire clients to eat more vegetables too.
Don’t get stuck in a vegetable rut! Try these 5 simple tricks to jazz up your veggies.
1. Get coconutty!
Lightly saute your vegetables in extra virgin coconut oil for a different taste. If you want to get fancy, add some shredded, garlic and/or red chili. This works awesome for veggies like red cabbage, broccoli and carrots. Mix them all together for a big stirfry!
2. Avocado mash – my fave!
Top any vegetables with “avocado mash” (mash about 1/4-1/3 avocado per person with some finely chopped garlic, red onion or shallots, sea salt and a drizzle of good quality olive oil). Yum. I think this is my favorite.
3. Roast them. Even the green ones.
While most people roast root vegetables regularly, they are surprised to learn they can roast green vegetables as well. Asparagus, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage (cut into wedges) can all be roasted and they have a different taste then when steamed. You can add some olives, red onion and – of course – drizzle with some good olive oil! Kale can also be roasted in the oven to make kale chips. Such a treat!
4. Veggies your fella will eat.
Here’s a trick I use to get my boyfriend to eat vegetables. He likes sundried tomatoes so I chop them up and toss them with some garlic, olive oil and green vegetables. This works well with steamed green beans. You can also add a handful of chopped brazil nuts or slivered almonds. Delish!
5. Blend them.
Sometimes I get tired of eating all those veggies so I will lightly steam them and then throw them into the blender. I like doing this with broccoli. I blend it until roughly chopped with a grain-like texture and use it instead of rice or other grains. I call it “broccoli-rice”. Works with cauliflower too.
There you go! Five easy, affordable and delicious ideas for vegetables that even your kids and guy will eat. Enjoy!