While they’re an important part of a balanced diet, veggies are definitely not on everyone’s “favorite things to eat” list. I, for one, don’t mind vegetables at all and always make sure I have something green on my plate.
If you’re anything like my husband, though, most of them leave a bad taste in your mouth… literally. But there are some ways to eat your veggies even if you don’t like ’em!
Drink Your Veggies
When I was introduced to green smoothies just a few years back, I wondered why I hadn’t started making them earlier in life! All you gotta do is blend your favorite fruit along with a green or two like spinach, kale or even broccoli and you’ve got a super healthy AND tasty beverage.
ALL. YOU. TASTE. IS. FRUIT.
For the smoothie above I simply blended a healthy handful of spinach with a banana, mango and little orange juice. Yummers!
Season & Sauté or Bake Your Veggies
A little salt and pepper can take your basic veggies from bleh to BAM! Other herbs and fixings like chopped garlic are great on broccoli or green beans when sautéed. Just throw them in a pan with a little olive oil and cook while tossing for about 5-7 minutes for a nice stir fry along with your meat of choice!
Believe it or not, baking or roasting veggies helps bring out their natural sweetness! This is especially true for root vegetables like carrots or potatoes but can be done with other veggies like cauliflower or leafy greens. Baked kale chips – kale leaves tossed with olive oil and salt, baked until crisp for 20 minutes – are a fave among many and my little one loves his baked sweet potato fries! Give it a try!
Sneak the Veggies in a Tasty Snack
For many, the only way you’ll get them to eat their veggies is to sneak them in something you know they’ll eat… like a muffin! Garden Lites muffins not only taste great but they are THE perfect grab & go snack for us busy moms!
It can be so easy to eat junk since we’re always on the go. But thanks to Garden Lites, we don’t have to sacrifice eating healthy because of our busy lifestyles! All Garden Lites products are veggie rich with vegetables being the first and primary ingredient in all products. If no one told me the first ingredients were zucchini and carrots, I’d have no idea!
Oh, in case you’re wondering, Garden Lites muffins are also gluten-free, dairy-free, nut free and always made of clean and simple ingredients… what more could you ask for?! Micah approves!
They’re super convenient, individually wrapped so all you gotta do is grab one out of the freezer, pop it in the microwave for about 30-35 seconds and you’re good to go!
I found my Garden Lites Muffins in the Kosher freezer section at my local Shop-Rite! You can find yours in the freezer section of your nearest Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, Shop-Rite, HEB, Kroger or Costco.
You can grab one as a quick breakfast before you get your busy day started with your little ones. I enjoy my Garden Lites muffins with a hot cup of tea in between the little one’s naps for a little me time. Take a look…
Go ahead, give Garden Lites a try and save big with this coupon! It’s one of the tastiest ways you can eat your veggies even if you don’t like them!
Anyone in your home not a huge fan of vegetables? How do you make sure your family gets veggies in their diet?