Any tips for someone who would like to start eating clean but hates vegetables?

Asked 3 years ago

Kaitlin Branch

Friday, May 01, 2020

Preparation and creativity are key when it comes to making vegetables more enjoyable! I have found that raw vegetables can be tricky to digest, so I would suggest always boiling, steaming or baking your vegetables. Try to hide your vegetables in other dishes, rather than eating them on their own. I often mash cauliflower into my potatoes, or put it through the food processor to make cauli-rice. Green vegetables are great in smoothies too!

Lolita Tran

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Making vegetables taste good takes a lot of practice. I still don't enjoy most vegetables, but I've gotten to a point where I can cook a few different types very well! Practice making a few staple vegetables really well and then use them in a variety of different dishes. I love to sauté bell peppers, mushrooms and onions and add them into an omelette or stir fry.

Florine Mosley

Sunday, May 10, 2020

My favourite way of eating vegetables is to blend them into smoothies to mask the taste. My favourite smoothie recipe is:

  • 1 Serving of protein powder
  • 250ml of Fat-free milk
  • 15g of Peanut butter
  • A big handful of spinach
  • A few frozen blueberries and raspberries
  • 1 Banana

I top it off with water, blend it all together and enjoy!

Reyna Simon

Monday, May 11, 2020

Roasting vegetables is much better than steaming them. Steamed vegetables always taste very plain. I clean my vegetables, drizzle a small amount of olive oil over them, add salt, pepper and some herbs, and then I roast them for about 20 minutes in the oven. They come out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Twila Conway

Friday, May 15, 2020

I add lemon pepper to almost all of my vegetables. That has really helped me to learn to love them!

Ines Melendez

Monday, May 18, 2020

My advice would be to just learn to love them. When you start seeing results, it becomes easier.

Bertie Cruz

Friday, May 22, 2020

I agree with Ines. You just need to eat them more often and you will learn to like them. I had to cut out cows milk and switched over to soy milk. The first time I tried it, I thought I would puke! Over time, I learned to love it and now I can't stand regular cows milk!

I think that it helps to roast the vegetables. It gives them a nutty, sweet flavour. Every night, we throw whatever vegetables we have in our fridge onto a sheet pan, add some olive oil and spices and roast them in the oven. You learn to love the taste.

Alba Blankenship

Monday, May 25, 2020

My kids don't like vegetables, so I have learned to hide them in pasta sauce! I purée carrots, celery, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, butternut, almost anything! Just add some salt, pepper and spices to the puréed vegetables and serve them with chickpea or lentil pasta. You would never even know that it is a vegetable dish!

Francesca Hansen

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Thank you for the advice! I will try to get creative and hide the vegetables in other food. I normally steam my vegetables, but roasting them seems to be very popular. I will give it a try! Thanks again!

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