8 Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat More Vegetables

by Claudia Tan
FOOD  |  May 29, 2018
  • We get it, not everyone is a fan of vegetables. But you can’t deny the nutrients they provide, so here are some easy and delicious ways to add more veggies into your foods.
    1 / 9 We get it, not everyone is a fan of vegetables. But you can’t deny the nutrients they provide, so here are some easy and delicious ways to add more veggies into your foods.

    Being constantly told to eat our greens as a kid may have caused some of us to develop a resistance against it. Even if you’re alright with eating vegetables, it may be challenging to meet the daily dietary requirement of two servings every day. Here are eight delicious and quick ways to add them to your foods.

    (Also read: 7 Of The Most Nutritious Vegetables)

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  • Toss a handful of greens into your smoothie
    2 / 9 Toss a handful of greens into your smoothie

    If the bitter taste of an all-green smoothie is too much for you to handle, add greens like spinach or kale into your fruit smoothies. The best part? You can have them at any time of the day – for breakfast or as a refreshing snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth and curb your mid-day snack cravings.

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  • Whip up a veggie soup
    3 / 9 Whip up a veggie soup

    Vegetable-based soups are great for those watching their waistlines. Having them before your meal prevents you from overeating. Almost any vegetable can be added into your soup once you’ve got a great broth. You can even use vegetables like pumpkin, peas or butternut squash to make cream-based soups.

    (Also read: Recipe: Green Papaya Fish Soup)

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  • Tuck them under pasta or lasagne
    4 / 9 Tuck them under pasta or lasagne

    Adding a handful of spinach and mushrooms to your pasta can make it so much tastier. Zucchini and eggplant slices also go really well between lasagne sheets. This is perfect for those who aren’t fans of vegetables – the tantalising sauce from the pasta and lasagne will make those veggies tastier than ever.

    (Also read: 7 Places in Singapore That Serve Seriously Good Pasta)

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  • Add chopped vegetables into scrambled eggs
    5 / 9 Add chopped vegetables into scrambled eggs

    Who doesn’t love good old scrambled eggs? Make them even tastier and healthier by tossing in some minced veggies of your choice. Chop the vegetables up into thicker chunks if you enjoy the crunch. Some of our favourites to add to eggs are broccoli and cabbage.

    (Also read: 8 Interesting Ways to Enjoy Your Breakfast Eggs)

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  • Bake your veggies
    6 / 9 Bake your veggies

    You can add vegetables into baked goods like cookies and muffins. Trust us, they taste amazing. Pureeing beets with dark chocolate will give you a lovely colour that looks just like red velvet. Grated zucchini also goes well with your brownie batter. The possibilities are endless. Who says you can only top your sweet treats with nuts and sprinkles?

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  • Try out veggie noodles and rice
    7 / 9 Try out veggie noodles and rice

    Use a vegetable spiraliser to make zucchini or cucumber noodles. Not only will you be able to pack more greens into your diet, you will skip the carbs altogether for a wholesome low-calorie meal. Another way to keep your meal low in carbs is to make cauliflower rice using a food processor. The fluffy and slightly crunchy texture makes it a great substitute for rice.

     

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  • Puree vegetables
    8 / 9 Puree vegetables

    There are so many types of vegetables that are suitable for making a puree, and you can literally spread them over anything. We love pumpkin and butternut squash purees as they add a tinge of sweetness to your dish. You can even puree to make your own pasta sauce.

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  • Turn vegetables into crispy treats
    9 / 9 Turn vegetables into crispy treats

    Skip that bag of chips and make your own kale or beetroot chips. Go easy on the oil and salt to make it a healthy and guilt-free snack that’s jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients. Snacking just got so much healthier!

    (Also read: Guess What: Potato Chips Are A Healthier Snack Than Popcorn)

     

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