I have a confession to share with you today. Yes I am a nutrition student, health coach [in training], food photographer and just a little bit obsessed with fitness.
The truth is I didn’t always like vegetables.
In fact before and during my weight loss, I hated them. If you come here regularly, you may have a hard time believing that with the recipes I post but it’s true. I’ve come a long way from my days of eating carbs, white bread, mac ‘n’ cheese, pizza, chips and every sugar loaded food under the sun. So how did I come to love them?
I learned How To Eat Vegetables Without Trying
Eat veggies for breakfast
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know my morning breakfast consists of some fancy egg concoction with veggies. Egg muffins and frittatas are other ways I like incorporating them in my eggs. Eggs are a simple way to sneak more veggies into your diet. Most of the time I don’t even notice they’re there.
I even sneak them in my pancakes.
Blending veggies into a delicious dip like this edamame hummus is another way to eat vegetables and test the waters to see if you like them. I did this recently with a vegetable I thought hated and discovered I liked it in dip form. There’s safety in dipping!
Transform veggies into soup
A pipping hot, filling soup like this split pea soup is a sure way to eat vegetables without trying. Soups are a guaranteed way to ensure you like a veggie. I don’t know a soup I didn’t like with veggies.
Bake with them
Baking with vegetables is probably the EASIEST way to eat vegetables without trying. You will never know they’re there and they are amazing at keeping baked goods really moist. The options are endless on what you can do with them. Plus who’s going to pass up an insanely delicious chocolate-y bread just because it has butternut squash in it?
Or a cookie?
Or a sweet carrot muffin?
Put them in a smoothie
The best way, in my opinion, to eat vegetables without trying is to blend them into a delicious smoothie. You don’t notice them in there after they’re blended up with a little fruit.
And if you don’t have time to make your own, swing by Smoothie King to try one of their Veggie Blends like Apple Kiwi Kale, Berry Carrot Dream, Carrot Kale Dream or their new flavor Veggie Avocado Pineapple. I had the Carrot Kale Dream and it was EVERYTHING.
Smoothie King is offering a $2.99 coupon for a 20 ounce smoothie if you sign up for their e-mail list. Click here and go to “E-mail Sign Up.” There’s even a mobile app you can download for more discounts and rewards.
If you’re interested Smoothie King is hosting an Earth Day Sweepstakes too! Enter by tagging @SmoothieKing in your #Earthday pictures for the chance to win green smoothie goodness on Twitter or Instagram. Participants social accounts must be public. Prizes will be (4) $25 Smoothie King gift cards. A winner will be chosen on 4/25/16. Smoothie King will randomly choose winner based on compliance of official rules. Winner will be contacted via social channels and gift cards will be mailed.
How do you eat vegetables without trying?
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