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The search for weight loss fixes is never ending, but the most effective steps are clear: exercise, drink more water, avoid unhealthy foods, and eat more veggies. However, eating veggies is the most difficult part for many as most of these produce are bland in taste. If you want to enjoy vegetables the delicious way, here are some ideas to prepare them.
One popular substitute for pasta is cauliflower, which is a versatile veggie thanks to its subtle flavour and soft texture (when cooked). Next time, when a mac-and-cheese craving kicks in, whip up a cheesy cauliflower for a guilt-free alternative. Additional tip: reach for parmesan cheese in making your creamy sauce. It lends the dish a more distinct cheesy flavour without the need for handfuls of cheese.
If you despise the bloated feeling you get from indulging in a plate of Alfredo, you might want to substitute conventional fettuccine noodles with zucchini fettuccine. With a peeler, shave a whole zucchini to create strands of faux noodles. Boil your faux noodles for a few minutes before plating and add in your favourite pasta sauce.
Admittedly, avocadoes are not veggies, they’re fruits; but they contain impressive nutritional contents and a smooth and creamy texture that can be easily incorporated to different dishes. Instead of using butter in frostings, use avocadoes, which flavour is unnoticeable when paired with almond milk and pure dark chocolate.
You can also make pasta sauces with vegetables. The key here is to choose veggies that easily blends and turns into a smooth, creamy sauce, like squash. Butternut squash is a savoury and nutritious pasta sauce with nutmeg, sage, and shallot accents that’s an autumn staple. Sweet potatoes work just as good for these sauces, too.
This roasted chickpeas can be your healthy alternative to so many guilty pleasures. You can use this in substitute for croutons on salads or munch on them while watching a movie instead of popcorn. The kick of balsamic is sure to tickle your taste buds, and you’ll get full much faster with these due to the great amount of protein they’re packed with.
With these delicious dishes, there’s no need for you to stick to trendy foods like wheatgrass extracts and raw kale salads, which don’t taste appetizing at all. Work on these creative recipes and you won’t look at vegetables the same way ever again.