Easy Ways To Make The Vegetables In Your Diet Taste Good

When it comes to being healthy, eating enough vegetables may be one of the toughest obstacles to conquer. They are a crucial part of a healthy diet. The problem is that fresh vegetables can cost slightly more than other foods. The only thing that can make it worse is if you don’t even like what you’re buying. Veggies are high in vitamins and low in calories so it’s a pretty big bang for your buck if you ask me. To eat a healthy diet you have to get better acquainted with the fresh produce section of the grocery store and be willing to invest some money into your health.

Too often I have seen people try to be slick by hiding vegetables under an ocean of ranch dressing, butter, or cheese. The other trick is to absolutely eat no vegetables at all, and count pizza sauce and french fries as the daily intake of nutrients.

Mixing vegetables with unhealthy sauces is not exactly an efficient way to get the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. Chances are you are loading up the calories and making it more difficult to lose weight or get ripped. Cutting vegetables out of your diet completely is another silly option, because that puts you in the express lane to diet deficiency. That, in turn, leads to possible sickness and hospital bills.

raw vegetables

The best way to consume vegetables is simply raw with no fancy extras. That way you know exactly what your getting. If you start adding things, the calories can add up quickly. Also, cooking the vegetables can decrease the nutrition value. Boiling veggies or overcooking them can drastically decrease the amount of vitamins that are in them.

Even if you think you don’t like vegetables, you probably tried some brocoli when you were 7 years old and wanted a Big Mac instead. That automatically turns people into veggie haters for the rest of their lives. The truth is, there are hundreds of types of vegetables out there. Chances are there is at least a couple that you will actually like raw. Literally all you have to do is be willing to try some new things out and see.

You don’t always have to eat them raw. There are numerous ways to add this food group to a meal. Let’s think about it for a second. There is:

  • salads
  • grilled
  • roasted
  • baked
  • pickled
  • stir fry
  • raw

If you multiply all these forms of preparing by the number of vegetables that exist, you have no excuse about finding something that you like. Or at least tolerate.

grilled vegetables

Besides preparing them knowingly into a meal, you can disguise vegetables in a healthy way. Juicing, or pureeing is a perfect way to hide the taste among flavors of fruits and other things. The article, 7 Reasons Why Juicing Can Change Your Life, will explain further.

Pureeing vegetables is a perfectly legal way to hide veggies into other foods that you like. For example, hide a cauliflower puree in mac-and-cheese. Or hide basically any pureed vegetable in a casserole of pasta and chicken.

There really is no excuse to not involving some veggies in your diet. There are hundreds of ways to get it done. You just have to be willing to find what you like. Realistically, before you find what you like, you will encounter some things that you don’t. That’s with just about everything in life though, so you just have to accept it. I hope you get some ideas from these easy ways to make the vegetables in your diet taste good. If you like the article share it with some non-vegetable eaters on facebook. You can contact me or even direct message me on twitter if you have questions about literally anything.

Adam Pegg About Adam Pegg

Adam is an athlete with a serious passion for fitness and health. He played basketball at University of Delaware and Stetson. His degree is in health science and he's a certified personal trainer who loves helping people reach their goals.