Vegetables, and I am sure that I am not alone when I makes a run for it, just from hearing the word. Vegetables are not my most favourite food in the world, and I am sure I am not alone. However, whether it’s New years resolution or the fact we are just tired of our diet we decide, lets start eating healthy? And then a few days later, you find a whole plateful of plain vegetables with a tiny portion of flavourless meat is just boring and there’s no way you’re going to eat like this for the rest of eternity?! Don’t worry… you’re not alone. Sometimes when you look at your plate of “healthy” food it just seems so uninspiring. So what do you do? You follow it up with a delicious slab of cake, bowl of ice cream or something equally fattening which completely undoes what you were trying to achieve with your healthy veggies. So there must be a way around it, to help eat a healthier lifestyle.
Make a vegetable soup – but instead of boiling the veggies in stock, roast the tomato and pumpkin with olive oil and a few cloves of garlic and watch your soup come to life.
Stir fry your greens in a little peanut oil and sprinkle some sesame seeds over the finished product to add some extra flavour
Add a twist to some traditional favourites – make your lasange healthier by substituting the meat for roast veggies and pesto or try making a pizza with avocado and mixed beans.
Make a vegetable risotto with roast pumpkin, roast capsicum, fresh basil and baby spinach… not only will it smell great, it’ll taste great too.
Drizzle honey on baby carrots serve them.
Preheat oven to 400 C. Roll the puff papistry and place on a baking sheet with a parchment paper. Make couple pricks with fork. Sprinkle the cheese all over the pastry sheet. Then place tomatoes and mushroom slices. Pour whole eggs on the top. Bake 15-18 minutes, or until the crust become golden and egg whites are set. Sprinkle with a chopped green onion and arugula.
There are many other ways you can make your vegetables more interesting… try a little creativity and see what you come up with. And I guarantee if they taste great, you’ll find it much easier to stick to a healthy eating plan!