Let's sneak healthy options into ultimately satisfying favorites!
Here's something for those who don't enjoy vegetables or those who just want to add more veggies into their daily diet! For those who do eat vegetables, it can be a challenge to reach the recommended intake each day. So read up on other ways to sneak them into your favorite dishes:
Sure we have the usual tomato and onion additives but you can sneak in some spinach (alugbati), minced cauliflower, minced broccoli, shredded carrots and mushrooms for a filling meal to start your day.
For added flavor, why not add mashed squash into the mixture? It's a good Vitamin A and C boost and if you add a dash of cinnamon it can help lower your blood sugar levels.
Macaroni and Cheese
If you lessen the cheese and add in some mashed or pureed squash and crushed cashews, this will be hearty and healthy meal for your kids. I served this at home and my mom couldn't tell there was squash in there!
For a low-carb option, add in half some chopped boiled cauliflower, half of potatoes mixed with diced eggs and your favorite dressing. You can also add some diced avocados too!
Salad and Sandwich Dressing
Speaking of dressing, I also suggest mashed avocado, olive oil, pepper flakes, a dash of salt and a squeeze of lemon for a healthier dressing option. You can also add a bit of honey too for a hint of sweetness.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
A household favorite all over the world, add more nutrients into the hearty meatball with diced carrots, celery, mushroom, and spinach for a healthy boost!
Same thing goes for patties too- you can also add loads of steamed vegetables like carrots, corn, cauliflowe or sweet potatoes (camote) can bulk up your meal in a good way!
Make your grilled cheese sandwich extra filling with slices of tomatoes and avocados. Yum!
#y101 #awlaysfirst #food101