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Sneaking In The Veggies


Sarah Hussey
STAFF WRITER

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 9.11.04 AMWe all know that vegetables have numerous benefits. They’re rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber; they’ve been associated with weight loss and have been shown to help in the prevention of certain diseases. However, if you simply don’t like the taste of vegetables, what can you do? Is there still a way to reap the many benefits that vegetables have to offer? The answer is yes. There are several ways to incorporate vegetables into your diet so that they appear hidden. Listed below are some examples of these methods of sneaking in your vegetables from WebMD and Greatist.com. These are just a few of the many different ways you can integrate vegetables into your diet.

-Mix in vegetables with your next pasta dish. Zucchini, onions and mushrooms work great with spaghetti, and you can chop them up and sneak them in the sauce.
-Add broccoli, tomatoes, or spinach to your macaroni and cheese.
-Add spinach, lettuce, green peppers, or cucumbers to your grilled cheese sandwich (they’ll be hidden beneath the cheese layer).
-Put spinach or kale in your next smoothie. You won’t taste it as long as you have another strong flavor, like strawberry.
-Add broccoli to scrambled eggs.
-Add veggies into your favorite soup.
-Put zucchini or squash into your favorite casserole.
-Add tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, and onions to homemade pizza for a healthy twist on a favorite American meal.
-You can also grill vegetables and make kabobs with things like eggplant, carrots, and mushrooms.

Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut out your favorite fatty foods. But rather adding some healthy elements or omitting one unhealthy ingredient for a healthy option can make a big difference.

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