Remember a little while back I started the Green Giant Veg Pledge? It was where I started eating an extra cup of vegetables everyday. Me and the family.
You’d think I’d have a hard time with the kiddos… but they were the easy ones. Bigger veggies sides on their dinner plates and a veggie side in their lunches (baby tomatoes, carrots, celery), and, there was a veggie quiche for breakfast. They were pretty simple.
The hubs? Well, here’s list of veggies he’d eat: (prior to the veg pledge)
- corn-all types
- green beans
- carrots (only if they were in something)
- broccoli (only with cheese sauce)
Now, here is the new list of veggies he’ll eat. (Insert happy wife dance)
- corn- all types
- green beans
- carrots (even raw)
- roasted broccoli
- roasted cauliflower
Needless to say, I’m thrilled he’s eating a wider variety, but that it also opens up a ton of new culinary outlets for me. I have a list of veggie cookbooks I
want need to get my paws on. But, until my ultimate veggie cookbooks come, I created my own recipes (that I will be sharing later this week) Also, there’s several On the Green Giant site that I added to my “make” list.
In the meantime, I invented a few of my own veggie sides:
In Florida, we’re in the peak of our fresh produce season, so tomatoes are primo this time of year. But, tomatoes aren’t vegetables… but I still think of fruits as sweet. Don’t you? Avocados, too. Weird food rules.
Even if your family isn’t “big” on a side of veggies, there’s lots of ways to incorporate more veggies in their diets. Vegetable lasagna, veggie burgers, stir fry, soups and stews, and chilli- (try adding diced butternut squash and carrots) Zucchini is awesome diced up in pasta sauce, and shredded carrots go nice mixed in meatloaf.
If you really have to hide veggies- there are several cookbooks out there that “hide” veggies in foods by the means of a food processor. Deceptively Delicious id one of them.
I have to say a big thanks you to Foodbuzz and Green Giant, they are the ones that commissioned me to do this pledge and supported this post. But, I want to thank them even more for broadening my hubby’s taste-buds and opening new culinary doors for me, THANKS GUYS!