So here are our top tips for getting the whole family to up their veggie intake. We like to call it "veggies by stealth".
- Swap rice for cauliflower 'rice'. Cut the centre stalk out of the cauliflower so you are left with the florets. Place in a food processor or Thermomix. Process in stages until it reaches the consistency of rice or cous cous. Place in a frypan with some butter and stir until cooked. This is delicious with dishes such as curries and stews. Try it, you will be pleasantly surprised.
- Make at least one brekkie a week, a veggie brekkie. For a quick nutritious breakfast, place button mushrooms in a frypan with butter, add baby spinach and fetta (optional) and stir until cooked through. Eat on its own or on sourdough. Yum!
- Make spinach your friend. Spinach on its own is pretty 'neh'. But you can add this nutritious veggie into just about any savoury dish and you will barely taste it. Frozen or fresh, English or Baby, just add it to a curry, stew, omelette, frittata or salad.
- Baking? Don't forget the veggies! Get onto Google and check out all the great sweet recipes that incorporate veggies. Sweet potato brownies, carrot and apple muffins, chocolate bean cake are some of our favourites. Mmmmmm, brownies. Just remember to choose healthy sugar alternatives.
- Blend them up! Juices and smoothies can be a great way to get a veggie boost. Body and Soul have some great recipes to get you started on your juice/smoothie journey.
We would love to hear your tricks for sneaking in veggies.
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