How To Add More Vegetables to Your Family’s Diet

 A family diet is usually something that is hard to change. Not all parents have the time to change their family’s eating habits, but there are a couple of great advantages to doing so. It helps to introduce more foods and tastes to your family, and it can also improve your family’s nutritional intake. For example, if you’re able to add more vegetables to your family’s diet, then it can help them absorb more good nutrients from their food which leads to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

However, making these kinds of changes is difficult, especially if you have children who are picky about what they eat. So in order to change their eating habits for the better, here are a couple of ways to add more vegetables to your family’s diet.

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Look for interesting ways to cook vegetables

Vegetables usually have a bad reputation among some families because they are cooked in rather boring or uninteresting ways. For instance, vegetables might just be steamed or boiled and served alongside regular meals. While this is a healthy way to serve vegetables, it’s also a fairly boring and tasteless way depending on the vegetables you use. So why not check out this honey glazed carrots recipe, or learn to use more vegetables as part of a soup or stock? Vegetables can be delicious when served correctly and they don’t need to look and taste bland. Getting out of your comfort zone like this can even teach you some new cooking skills and give you a new appreciation of vegetables that you don’t normally eat.

Start eating fresh vegetables

Many people look at vegetables and think they’re bland or tasteless, but this usually comes down to the preparation method and what they’re served with. However, another reason for this might be because they’re not eating fresh vegetables. When vegetables are frozen and then defrosted, they can lose some of their taste and texture. This can make them mushy or you might need to rely solely on a sauce or some seasoning to make them taste better. So instead of eating frozen, consider going out to a farmer’s market and buying fresh vegetables instead.

Make sure it’s a change that you can sustain

There are loads of ways to sneak some vegetables into your family’s diet, but there’s a good chance that they’re eventually going to notice and whatever you do might not be sustainable. For instance, you could try to replace rice with cauliflower rice or spaghetti with vegetable noodles, but your family is going to notice the swap and they might dislike it. It’s fine to try it now and then, but adding more vegetables doesn’t mean you have to get rid of things that your family likes. You can find food that is great for kids while also being high in nutrients from vegetables. Look for sustainable changes, such as adding a side salad to all of your meals or adding more vegetables to soups and sauces, and slowly introduce those vegetables to their diet.

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