At some point you have wondered why I hate vegetables so much. Why is it that I did not inherit the love gene for broccoli? Am I destined to be fat forever because the lunch lady ruined me the fact that I could like some vegetable?
Well, you are not alone. Many people do not like vegetables and cook them with a recipe that resembles a prison cafeteria.
If you hate vegetables or want to know how to make them to like you more, then this article is for you.
Fanaticism for vegetables
There are thousands of vegetables in the world. Do you hate each one of them?
The truth is that the word vegetables is large and diverse. A world full of all kinds of flavors and textures.
So you do not really hate vegetables, you hate them when you do not cook them well.
- If you went to a fancy restaurant, would you expect to be served a meat without contours?
- What about a salad without lettuce and without tomatoes?
- The Kung Pao chicken without peppers?
- The pizza without sauce?
The odds are that you’re already eating vegetables, and that you like them. More likely you’ve had bad experiences that made you hate vegetables, but do you want that to keep you fat and unhealthy?
3 strategies to triumph over vegetables
Use the secret configurations of your oven
Most ovens not only bake but also roast. If you do not know what the roast is, it is basically the configuration of the grill. It produces a delicious taste quickly.
Roasted vegetables are caramelized and develop a crunchy texture that they only seem to get when fried – but without the extra calories of fat.
If there was a kitchen secret that I would like all customers to know, it is the barbecue.
Quick recipe with vegetables
You can use most vegetables for this recipe. We like the combination of peppers, onions and mushrooms.
- Cut the vegetables into slices and place them on a baking sheet.
- Season them with salt, pepper, and any other that you like.
- Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and mix them all.
- Place the leaf in the high tray, so that the vegetables are near the flame. The cooking time will vary but it will not be more than a few minutes. Watch closely if you do not know your oven well.
If you’re not used to eating vegetables, it’s no surprise that you find the taste strange.
While the flavors are really flexible and will adjust faster than you think, it is also important to give your vegetables some extra flavor.
The vegetables without seasoning are like a piece of chicken without seasoning, or a dish of pasta without seasoning.
Happily, most vegetables are also really good at taking the flavors of other foods.
The possibilities are really endless.
Here are some of our favorites:
- Salad dressing: Use olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper for a quick vinaigrette. Mix with tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and basil for a fresh salad.
- Pesto, marinara and other pasta sauces: cut the pasta portion in half and fill it with zucchini, broccoli, green beans, steamed or roasted etc. Add enough sauce.
- The hummus sauce is the best and goes very well with most vegetables.
Making your own sauces is the best, because you can maximize the flavor while controlling calories and quality, but a few sauces purchased can also help.
Just because you are eating vegetables, does not mean that they have to be the central part of your plate. There are many ways to include vegetables without feeling like “vegetables.”
- Salsa. Store bought works very well, just avoid those with added sugar.
- Coleslaw. Beware of excess mayonnaise, especially that bought in stores or varieties in restaurants will have many calories. Make it at home with cabbage, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
- Tacos and fajitas. With lettuce in strips, peppers and onions, and another excuse to add sauce.
- Fresh herbs. They add flavor, texture, and nutrients to your food. Just cut them and spray them.
With these strategies in place, you’ll be fine not only to survive the vegetables, but also to buy them.
Eating healthy should not be about deprivation, it’s about finding new ways to enjoy yourself.
To ensure your success, make sure you always buy fresh vegetables.
If you want to change your habits in a successful way, you have to prepare yourself for success: buy fresh vegetables that taste good, organic if you can.
When you start with great vegetables and learn to cook them well, you will discover how your options expand.