Vegetables are of the devil, in my opinion. I just don’t find them tasty or appealing. When I want a snack the last thing I’m reaching for is a cucumber, or worse, CELERY. However, veggies are essential and I won’t go a day without them. So here are 5 sneaky ways to eat them without wanting to cry.

  1. Toss them in soup or chili. I love chopping up peppers, asparagus, green beans, and carrots and throwing them in the crockpot. My favorite recipe (chicken & sweet potato chili) is chuck-full of nutrient packed veggies.
  2. Swap chips out for peppers. Sweet bell peppers make the perfect dipping utensil for salsa, hummus, or guacamole. Plus – they’re so low-cal you can basically have endless dips.
  3. Start early with sweet potato zucchini hash. Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day and if I’m able to fill it with veggies – even better. Use a grater or peeler (if you’re low-tech like me) and turn sweet potatoes and zucchini into thin hash browns, pour a little EVOO in the bottom of a pan, fry em’ up, and top with eggs. YUM.
  4. Green smoothies. Another morning classic, the smoothie, can instantly turn into a vegged-out powerfood by adding spinach, avocado, and kale to frozen berries, protein, almond milk, and peanut butter.
  5. Deck out your Za’. Piz-ZA that is. Not only is homemade pizza a blast to make, you’re in charge of the toppings, meaning you have the power to turn pie into a veggie paradise. Some of my favs: roasted red peppers, zucchini, broccoli, red onion, and sun dried tomato.

Vegetables play a vital role in digestion, blood pressure, skin health, and an overall happy body. Not only that, but they’re a low-calorie and zero-fat food, which means they’re perfect for filling, up without fattening up.

What’s your favorite way to veg out?

Positive vibes,

Kails

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