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    Hi there.

    Posting anon as I'm a little embarrassed about asking the interwebz how to cook veggies. fail @ life.

    Looking for tips or recipes to incorporate more veggies into my diet.

    I consider myself healthy I eat the right amount of fruit, protein, fats etc. However, I find I don’t eat enough veggies as I should do. I’m not the best cook. I find cooking laborious so my meals tend to be quick in-and-out-the-kitchen fixes. For example, chicken fajitas with peppers and onions. Stuffed pasta with peppers onions and pesto. Roast chicken leg with mashed potatoes and corn on a cob. Mackerel, baked potato, and a salad. You get the drift.

    I don’t buy any veggies other than what I mentioned above. I’m thinking of going to Aldi tomorrow morning to buy more vegetables.

    Does anyone have any tips or recipes to share?

    How do you eat your veggies? Do you eat them on their own? What do you add to your veggies? What’s the easiest way to cook them etc.?
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    tbh i have smoothies and chuck everythign i can find in it
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi there.

    Posting anon as I'm a little embarrassed about asking the interwebz how to cook veggies. fail @ life.

    Looking for tips or recipes to incorporate more veggies into my diet.

    I consider myself healthy I eat the right amount of fruit, protein, fats etc. However, I find I don’t eat enough veggies as I should do. I’m not the best cook. I find cooking laborious so my meals tend to be quick in-and-out-the-kitchen fixes. For example, chicken fajitas with peppers and onions. Stuffed pasta with peppers onions and pesto. Roast chicken leg with mashed potatoes and corn on a cob. Mackerel, baked potato, and a salad. You get the drift.

    I don’t buy any veggies other than what I mentioned above. I’m thinking of going to Aldi tomorrow morning to buy more vegetables.

    Does anyone have any tips or recipes to share?

    How do you eat your veggies? Do you eat them on their own? What do you add to your veggies? What’s the easiest way to cook them etc.?
    I find that a couple of bags of frozen veg can come in very handy. I quite like the taste of sweetcorn so I just microwave some in a mug with most of my meals or do some peas or a steam bag of veg. Having it frozen means I don't need to worry about it going bad or anything.
    If I ever actually cook myself a meal I think "what veg can I add?" and usually just chuck in some peas or sweetcorn. It works with most stuff.
    You could also try liquid veg like veg smoothies, dips, sauces or soup. Maybe try freezing some soup and pulling it out for lunches or snacks.

    As far as recipes go, Pinterest is pretty good. Just type in something like "veg recipe" or "mushroom pasta" or "how to eat more veg" and loads of pics will pop up that link to websites. You can also save them for later so you can look through them before going out shopping or something.

    Hope that helps. Good luck
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    Hi there.

    Posting anon as I'm a little embarrassed about asking the interwebz how to cook veggies. fail @ life.

    Looking for tips or recipes to incorporate more veggies into my diet.

    I consider myself healthy I eat the right amount of fruit, protein, fats etc. However, I find I don’t eat enough veggies as I should do. I’m not the best cook. I find cooking laborious so my meals tend to be quick in-and-out-the-kitchen fixes. For example, chicken fajitas with peppers and onions. Stuffed pasta with peppers onions and pesto. Roast chicken leg with mashed potatoes and corn on a cob. Mackerel, baked potato, and a salad. You get the drift.

    I don’t buy any veggies other than what I mentioned above. I’m thinking of going to Aldi tomorrow morning to buy more vegetables.

    Does anyone have any tips or recipes to share?

    How do you eat your veggies? Do you eat them on their own? What do you add to your veggies? What’s the easiest way to cook them etc.?
    I struggle with this sometimes too! It's hard to suggest without knowing what you like but I add them to thinks like a pasta bake. So putting in some sweet corn and spring onion (something with a sauce so you can't taste it much or shopping it really fine) or having half pasta and half courgette spaghetti or something.

    What about buying a vegetable pie? At least it's not plain.

    I quite like the idea of having omelette with veggies like mushroom and onions in and chopping them up fine!

    Basically disguise is the way I do it! I also like these microwave bags. I think they are birds eye but supermarkets do their own. Rather than the vegetable ones, I quite like the rice and vegetable ones?

    Even something simple like having vegetable soup rather than a chicken one or something!

    I think it's mainly trial and error to see what you like! I don't eat enough fruit or veg either!

    Maybe make some potato and swede mash rather than just potato
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    Frozen veg is a dream because it's easy to prepare and doesn't go off. I'll quite often just shove some broccoli or something in boiling water for a few minutes to go with a meal. Fajitas are a really good one for getting veg in. Alongside your peppers and onion, try adding some sweet corn or something. If I'm making a wrap or a bagel, I like to chuck a load of fresh baby spinach in there as well. Casseroles are, for me, the easiest way to eat a meal full of goodness without realising it. I can put a whole onion in there, some sweet potato, pumpkin that I have frozen, peppers, tomatoes, frozen spinach, carrot, parsnip,and whatever else I have lying around and then serve it with a carrot and swede mash
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