No diet is complete without vegetables of some kind. Not only are they cost-effective ingredients serving as a vital necessity in many recipes, but they’re usually very good for you, and healthy, too. Of course, depending on how you prepare them vegetables can be good or bad for you (think of deep-fried potatoes as fries serving as a less healthy option), but that’s not to say that getting more vegetables in your diet should be anything other than essential.
But how can you bring more vegetables into your diet and keep things entertaining and interesting? This is an especially important question if you’re trying to eat healthily, or are following a vegetarian or vegan diet. It’s also important to know what you’re eating certain vegetables for – as a side accompaniment, or as a full replacement? Also, how can we add more fibrous vegetables and leafy vegetables into our diet like broccoli and spinach or kale? In this post, we’ll discuss all that and more:
Pressure Cooker Steaming
Pressure cooker steaming can make a tremendous difference in how tasty certain vegetables are, and by virtue of this cooking method is one of the best and healthiest ways to get your intake of them. I you learn how to steam broccoli in an instant pot at spicecravings.com, you’ll find that you never have to go without absolutely gorgeous side vegetables you can then place a little flavored butter on top of, or season to pair with almost any dish. Techniques like this not only make vegetable preparation reliable, but interesting too.
Supplementary Ingredients For Texture & Taste
Vegetables don’t have to be a side dish even, they can be a great way to add texture and taste to a given dish. For instance, think of how lentils or other pulses can help thicken a curry as appropriate. You can make condiments from vegetables too, such as relishes. This means you can add vegetables to almost any dish, even if that’s just a little steamed spinach, carrots, or roast parsnips. This can also be helpful if feeding children going through a ‘no vegetables’ stage, as putting them in meals, hidden appropriately, can really add a huge amount to dish and makes sure they have their nutritional needs attended to.
Vegetable snacks are also a great way to satiate your hunger during the day without relying on unhealthy options like potato chips (which are technically vegetables of course, but with less healthy preparation methods and with added salt). Mini eggplant pizzas, beet hummus and cucumber, cauliflower bites, nori rolls filed with vegetables, all of this can be a great way to enjoy some snacks in front of a movie in the evening without relying on a hefty cheese board or a bowl of fried goods. You don’t have to go without taste using these alternatives either, as they’re all known to be delicious.
With this advice, you’ll be sure to bring more vegetables in your diet in a sustainable, reliable, dependable manner.
This is a contributed post