Stop Trying to Find Other Ways to Eat Your Vegetables

Green mac and cheese, green smoothies, cauliflower rice, zucchini oats (???). The past few years have seen a whirlwind of diets and eating fads come and go. Recently, people are trying their best to eat more veggies by hiding them in other foods. Stop it.

Jason BriscoeFirst, this behavior subconsciously deems vegetables as negative, like a necessary evil. And they shouldn’t be! They should just be what they are - food. Vegetables are not the enemy that we have to put up with. Rather, they should always be presented to us as just part of a meal. So, instead of trying to “sneak them in” (like I’ve heard 1 million vloggers say), maybe just try to eat them, and enjoy them, the way it was meant to be.

With that being said, find ways to enjoy vegetables in their own right, with their own flavors. Obviously veggies are great for you and you need to eat them, but you should be enjoying them. Look, I’m not telling you to go out and buy a bunch of veggies that you hate and force them down your throat with a fake smile on your face.

Roased VegInstead, just go to the store, pick out veggies that you know you love, and cook them the way you think will be enjoyable (roasting is usually a good call). So please, please, please, stop trying to force veggies to be something they’re not: a punishment.

Stop trying to find strange and unnecessary ways to get vegetables into your daily diet. Just eat ‘em. For some inspiration, here are some great all-vegetable mains and sides that rock my socks.

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