Veg out

I’m always looking for new ways to fit more vegetables into my diet. I was really picky as a child, grossed out by the texture and taste of most veggies. My parents, seeing my sincere aversion, didn’t torture me by trying to make me eat them. However this means I’m constantly learning new favorite ways to eat them!

I tend to stick to pretty basic methods – steaming broccoli, baking asparagus, topping with oil, salt and pepper – but lately I’ve enjoyed trying some new recipes that are simple, yet give these foods a whole new life! Many of these you can make with what you have on hand in your kitchen already, which is a huge plus for me, as I don’t go to the grocery store every week. See some of my favorites below.

Asparagus

Easy Roasted Ranch Asparagus

Simple, but oh, so good! I can’t resist dipping things in Ranch dressing from time to time, so I love how this recipe uses the dry mix (with a bit of olive oil) to give you that same flavor without all of the calories.

Broccoli

Bang Bang Broccoli

Making broccoli interesting while keeping it healthy isn’t always easy. Adding spicy chili sauce and sriracha then roasting will make this your new favorite way to eat vegetables.

Carrots

Garlic Roasted Carrots

These honestly couldn’t be easier to make, and the payout is so good! The best part? You can probably make them with things you already have in your pantry.

Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower

Replace chicken with this cauliflower in your next wrap and you won’t be disappointed! You can also throw it on top of a homemade pizza or your favorite salad for an extra kick.

Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

I know it isn’t quite soup season, but it’s one of my favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes. I have an immersion blender, which makes this a total breeze. It’s great for meal prepping!

Tomatoes

Avocado Bruschetta

Top chicken or salmon with this yummy bruschetta for a tasty way to add flavorful tomatoes (and avocado – bonus!) to a bland meal.

Zucchini

Zucchini Tots

I am a huge fan of classic tater tots, so I was eager to try these crispy, crunchy tots! While they can’t exactly replace the real thing, and this isn’t the healthiest way to eat zucchini, these definitely have a new place in my rotation.

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Amanda

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