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Healthy Eating For Wellness: How To Make Your Veg Taste Amazing!

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You should all know that eating a generous portion of fruit and veg every day is ideal for your health and wellbeing. Most people manage to eat a portion or two of fruit, but vegetables can be hard to consume as they can often taste a bit bland or earthy.

So, for the good of your health and wellbeing, here are a few ideas to help make your veg taste amazing:

Healthy Eating For Wellbeing

How To Make Your Veg Taste Amazing!

Homemade soup

Soup is such an easy way of packing so much veg into one dish. Literally, most soup recipes involve chopping up different vegetables, cooking them, then blitzing them up. Sometimes, you can leave veggie chunks in there, and there are so many different types of soups you can make. I have two tips here; season the soup as much as you can, and try to get your hands on the best dutch oven you can afford. Seasoning obviously adds flavour to the soup, while the Dutch oven allows you to really simmer and slow cook the veg. This allows it to release its natural juices and flavours, making your soup even better!

Add veg to smoothies

If you’ve been trying to eat healthily for a while, then you’ll know the power of smoothies. They’re a quick and simple way of injecting your body with a lot of fruit, but you can also add some veg to the mix as well. Things like spinach and kale are so good for you but can taste awful on their own. However, when you add them to a healthy smoothie, all the other flavours from the fruit overpowers them. You end up with a green smoothie that tastes delicious and has some veg packed into it. Carrots work well in smoothies as well, along with beetroot.

Chargrilled/roasted veg

This idea is simple; don’t eat your veg raw or cook it in the microwave, do things that add flavour to it. Lying down some peppers, onions, and tomatoes on a baking tray and drizzling oil over them is a great place to start. Sprinkle over some salt and pepper, then roast in the oven. You end up with some charred bits on deliciously soft veg that almost feels barbecued. You can do a similar thing in a griddle pan too – make your veg nice and chargrilled for an extra layer of flavour. Of course, nothing’s stopping you from using a BBQ either; skewer the veg on a kebab stick and cook it to your desires.

Veggie pasta

Lastly, you can replace regular pasta with veggie versions. Instead of spaghetti, you can use courgettes that have been spiralised to look like spaghetti. Carrot works too, as does butternut squash. Then, you have some dried or fresh pasta that’s made with spinach, so there’s some extra veg as well.

If you want to eat healthily for your own wellbeing, then you need to up your veggie intake. Try these ideas, and they’ll help you get more greens into your daily diet. But, more importantly, they’ll make you actually enjoy the taste of vegetables!

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Lucy

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