It’s important to make friends with vegetables. I remember eating school lunch when I was in Elementary school and there was a glob of this green stuff on my plate that looked like fresh cow manure. It wasn’t very appetizing and I don’t remember eating it. Vegetables were definitely not my friends when I was growing up. I remember eating a spoonful of corn or string beans once in a while, but that was about it.
I’ve come to learn that vegetables can really make life a lot better. They are full of vitamins and minerals that my body needs. They are also full of fiber. One thing I love about vegetables is they don’t have a lot of calories. When I am consistent at eating my vegetables I feel better, they keep me satisfied, and they’re really helpful in keeping things moving along, if you know what I mean.
Since I didn’t grow up eating a lot of vegetables, I never got into the habit of including them in my diet like I should. Since I started this blog I have really been trying to include five vegetables a day. Sometimes I make it, and sometimes I don’t. So I’ve been trying to brainstorm ways I could get more of them in without feeling like I have to eat an entire garden everyday. Here are some different ideas I’ve found.
Substitute vegetable noodles for pasta.
Put them in a smoothie.
Make them into fries.
Oven Baked Zucchini Fries-I think I would use something besides butter, maybe olive oil.
Try different kinds of salads.
Roast your vegetables.
Make homemade salsa.
I am really ready to make vegetables my friend this week. I can’t wait to try these recipes. They are making my mouth water. Come along for the ride and try a few for yourself. Feel free to share a link to some delicious vegetable recipes in the comments. Hope you have a great weekend and continue on this journey with me.
Let’s do this together! We’ve got this!