Every June 17 we celebrate National Eat Your Veggies Day. If you’re among those who are not a fan of veggies, this day will be a great time to try them out. You can practice your culinary skills in the kitchen by being creative with your veggie dishes. You can still eat healthy and enjoy your food and motivate your family to do the same.
How to Observe National Eat your Veggies Day
If you’re just starting with your first veggie dish or getting adventurous with new veggies, here are some tips to get you started and eat healthy moving forward.
1 . Eat in a Vegetarian Restaurant – There are a lot of vegetarian restaurants to try out. They specialize in ordinary recipes such as burgers, pastas, soups, and more but use plant-based ingredients instead of meat. You’ll be surprise how good they taste without realizing that you’re actually eating veggies!
2. Get Creative in the Kitchen – Here’s a tried-and-tested method to get yourself, or your family, to eat their veggies — pair them with a favorite ingredient! For example, one of my nephews didn’t like asparagus. So, his mom got me into a dare to get him to eat it. What I did was cook asparagus loaded with cheese. The verdict? It’s one of his favorite dishes now. Everything tastes good with cheese!
3. Substitute Meat Ingredients with Veggies – Tofu is the most versatile ingredient that you can use to substitute meat with. For example, instead of beef you can use tofu to prepare this Teriyaki Recipe. You can also use cauliflower or chickpeas, just like this Vegetarian Burger Patties. recipe. You’ll be amazed how filling and delicious these recipes are!
Recommended Recipes to Eat Healthy
To help you get started to healthy eating, here are some delicious recipes that you can try. They are sure to convert meat lovers to veggie lovers!
Make-Ahead Vegetable Tart – Start your day right with a healthy dose of protein and veggies. This recipe will surely fire up your energy to kickstart the day!
Keto-Friendly Chicken Pesto Pasta – Healthy eating need not be time-consuming nor budget-restricting. This pasta dish is perfect for lunch or dinner and can be ready in just a few minutes! Now you don’t have an excuse to avoid preparing healthier meals.
Low-Carb Eggplant Bites – Snack healthily throughout the day! These eggplant bites are easy to prepare and even kids will love them!
Walnut Zucchini Muffins – Who says desserts are unhealthy? Now you can make satisfy your sweet tooth guilt-free with this healthy muffin recipe! The perfect way to get your kids to eat their veggies, too!
National Eat your Veggies day encourages people to eat healthy by adding more vegetables in their diet. You don’t need to sacrifice your budget or the taste of your food in order to eat healthy. Enhance your culinary skills and get creative in the kitchen by substituting some dairy or meat ingredients for plant-based ones. You won’t regret shifting to a healthier diet with the right mindset and motivation!
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“Eating healthy is not about depriving yourself of the foods you love. It’s about finding a balance that works for you and making healthy choices most of the time.” — Unknown