22 Delicious Ways To Eat More Veggies Without Even Trying – BuzzFeed News


In a ~perfect world~, we’d be able to eat whatever we
wanted and still get all the nutritional benefits
that come with eating vegetables.

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But unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world.

Eating veggies is actually integral to a balanced
diet, and the USDA
recommends that everyone eat about 2 1/2 to 3
cups a day. That includes a variety of vegetables,
including dark, leafy greens, red and orange veggies,
beans and peas, and starchy vegetables. However,
since these are general recommendations, your
individual needs may be different. (Oh, and to be
clear, a cup of of veggies would equal 1 cup of raw
or cooked vegetables, or 2 cups of raw leafy greens.)

In order to help you get more vegetables each day and
still enjoy the foods you like, here are some recipes
that do a great job at either concealing the veggies
inside or transforming them into something far more
appetizing than their raw form.

Enjoy!

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1.
Turn a plain ol’ grilled cheese into a veggie-filled
grilled cheese.

Turn a plain ol' grilled cheese into a veggie-filled grilled cheese.

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This recipe calls for cooking and blending the
butternut squash and garlic together, then spreading
it on the bread like a condiment before grilling. Add
some spinach and you’ll have yourself something
amazing.

Get the recipe
here.

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2.
Make cheese and cauliflower the vessel for your tots.

Make cheese and cauliflower the vessel for your tots.

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This lower-carb tot is made possible by replacing the
potato with cauliflower. So you can have all the
tots, all the time.

Get the recipe
here.

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3.
Have these sweet potato oat cups ready so you’ll
always have a serving of veggies for breakfast.

Have these sweet potato oat cups ready so you'll always have a serving of veggies for breakfast.

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Veggies all day, err day.

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here.

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4.
Or try these zucchini carrot apple muffins in the
A.M.

Or try these zucchini carrot apple muffins in the A.M.

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Lightly sweetened and full of fruits and veggies. The
perfect to-go snack.

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here.

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5.
Add some spinach or kale to your fruit smoothie.

Add some spinach or kale to your fruit smoothie.

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A green smoothie that doesn’t taste like one.

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here.

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6.
Or try cauliflower.

Or try cauliflower.

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Cauliflower has a milder taste when raw, so your
smoothie will still taste great.

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7.
Add pumpkin puree to chili for an added serving of
veggies.

Add pumpkin puree to chili for an added serving of veggies.

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Chili is the perfect place to hide veggies and still
get great flavor. In addition to pumpkin, this one
includes onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes.

Here’s
the recipe.

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8.
Hide sweet potatoes in yummy chocolate brownies.

Hide sweet potatoes in yummy chocolate brownies.

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Veggies are good, even in dessert. Here, the sweet
potatoes add moisture and natural sweetness, without
any of the sweet potato flavor.

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9.
Give zucchini noodles a try.

Give zucchini noodles a try.

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And immerse them in some creamy garlic roasted red
pepper sauce for good measure.

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here.

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10.
And while you’re at it, throw some zucchini into the
mix for lighter, softer meatballs.

And while you’re at it, throw some zucchini into the mix for lighter, softer meatballs.

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You can add even more vegetables to your dish by
cooking them in a tomato sauce made with puréed onion
and carrot.

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here.

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11.
Stuff your baked potatoes with veggie-filled, cheesy
taco filling.

Stuff your baked potatoes with veggie-filled, cheesy taco filling.

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A fusion of deliciousness.

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12.
Or just stick with a veggified taco filling.

Or just stick with a veggified taco filling.

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Bell peppers, zucchini, chiles, corn, and herbs —
this recipe is full of it.

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here.

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13.
Swap pizza dough for a cauliflower crust.

Swap pizza dough for a cauliflower crust.

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A delicious alternative to a bread crust, this
lower-carb — yet still delicious — pizza puts your
toppings in the spotlight.

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here.

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14.
Turn zucchini into fries.

Turn zucchini into fries.

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Golden, crispy, and ready in as little as 20 minutes.

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here.

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Or parsnips.

Or parsnips.

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Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. How they
should be.

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here.

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17.
Eat ALL the cheesy goodness with this squash and
cauliflower mac and cheese.

Eat ALL the cheesy goodness with this squash and cauliflower mac and cheese.

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Yellow squash and cauliflower add a subtle flavor
boost amid all the cheesy glory.

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here.

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18.
Make veggie enchiladas that are so good you’ll forget
they have nutrients.

Make veggie enchiladas that are so good you'll forget they have nutrients.

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This one mixes mushrooms, spinach, artichoke, and a
variety of herbs.

Get the recipe here.

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19.
Upgrade your childhood sloppy joes with carrots,
zucchini, and bell peppers.

Upgrade your childhood sloppy joes with carrots, zucchini, and bell peppers.

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Part childhood nostalgia, part adulthood
responsibility.

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20.
Add kale to your guacamole.

Add kale to your guacamole.

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Some might call this sacrilege, but hey, we’re all
sinners.

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21.
Bake a Cajun cauliflower casserole.

Bake a Cajun cauliflower casserole.

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Delicious jambalaya flavor and chock full of veggies.

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here.

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22.
And finally, try these breakfast pops with mango,
banana, blueberries and (*gasp*) spinach.

And finally, try these breakfast pops with mango, banana, blueberries and (*gasp*) spinach.

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Good for you anytime of the day, really.

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here.

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