Everyone knows that vegetables are an essential component of a healthy diet. However, not everyone loves to eat them. The good news is that whether it’s you, your spouse, or your child who refuses to touch veggies, there are ways to sneak them in without anyone – but you – being the wiser. The following tips can help.
Chop Them Up
One of the best ways to sneak in vegetables is to chop them up in as small of pieces as possible. In doing so, you can more easily sneak them in.
Roll Them Up
Do your loved ones gobble up meatballs with every Italian dish? That’s good. All you need to do is roll some of your finely chopped vegetables into the meat. You can do the same if you make burritos or any similar dishes.
If you want to get really sneaky, find a vegetable that matches the color of a dish or side item you are making and mix it in. For example, if you are making macaroni, puree some butternut squash and add it to the cheese sauce.
Sauce It Up
What types of sauces does your family typically eat? Just mix some pureed vegetables into the next pot of sauce you make. As long as you don’t add too much, your family shouldn’t suspect a thing.