Do you like vegetables? Want the nutrients of veggies, but don’t actually like the taste of them? Need to sneak more vegetables into your children’s meals? Then you should check out my secret weapon, also known as How to Eat More Vegetables without Tasting Them!
How to Eat More Vegetables without Tasting Them
I have a secret weapon when it comes to finding a way to eat more vegetables without tasting them, called The Green Stuff. I bought a juicer, and I’ll try to juice sometimes, but honestly, I just don’t like the taste or texture. Something about it triggers my gag reflex. Maybe I just haven’t found the right combination. It’s something I’m working on, but honestly, I just don’t get into drinking my vegetables. No thank you.
Another bonus of eating The Green Stuff vs. Juicing: you don’t lose all the fiber that you lose in the vegetable pulp when juicing. When you puree the entire vegetable, you get to keep a lot of those nutrients!
Something I can do is a little creative hiding. I call it “The Green Stuff” because no matter what you put into it, whether it be mushrooms, tomatoes, eggplant, etc., it usually ends up being a bright green scary (but tasty!) mush.
My “green stuff” is made from 4 types of bell peppers, Vidalia onions, garlic, broccoli, eggplant, mushrooms, green onions, squash, and zucchini. Mix them all together in your Ninja or food processor! I like to saute this and add it to spaghetti sauce, or add to ground beef.
And sometimes I even like to throw the veggified ground beef and the veggified spaghetti sauce together. Look out–there’s a crazy woman on the loose!
I tend to sneak this into my recipes whenever there is a non-vegetable eater coming over, and I have not had any complaints yet!
I like to keep batches of the pureed vegetables in my freezer to use in all sorts of things–pizza sauce, soup bases, etc. It’s a wonderful way to get lots of extra vegetables, even if you don’t particularly like eating those types of vegetables like my husband.
Adding The Green Stuff to recipes adds a really nice flavor to whatever you’re cooking and doesn’t overpower the dish. This could also be used in bread and other foods. The possibilities are endless!
Have you found a way to eat more vegetables without tasting them? Share your tips with us in the comments section below!