17 Creative Ways to Eat Vegetables

July 17th, 2013 | by Beth Roessner | Comments

Some people just don’t enjoy vegetables and after eating canned peas, broccoli covered in artificial cheese sauces or over-steamed green beans, who can blame them? Vegetables have acquired a bad reputation as being a mushy food that is eaten at the end of the meal, almost as a punishment. “You can’t leave the table unless you eat your Brussels sprouts!”

Salads of course offer more variety and nutrition, but after the mound of dressing that is often squirted on top, the forkful of lettuce has simply become a vehicle for a dressing-smothered bite.

But, there is hope for those at their wit’s end. With more people opting for the use of whole ingredients, however, more self-taught chefs have brainstormed creative ways to use and eat vegetables, making them the focal point of a dinner plate, or dessert tray.


1. Triple Chocolate Quick Bread

triple chocolate quick bread // edible perspective

Image source: edible perspective

2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pota’Dough Dip

Cookie Pota Dough Dip

3. Sweet Potato Chocolate Milk

Sweet Potato Chocolate Milk

Image source: Healthful Pursuit


4. Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with Lime Peanut Sauce

Image source: the first mess

5. Lazy Girl’s Zucchini Spaghetti

Lazy Girl's Zucchini Spaghetti [no fancy tools required!] with Peas, Crème Fraîche and Pesto

Image source: Top With Cinnamon

6. Healthy Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies

HEALTHY Chocolate Zucchini Fudge Brownies:

Image source: Chocolate-Covered Katie

7. Bourbon Mango Pulled Summer Squash Sandwiches

Bourbon Mango Pulled Summer Squash Sandwiches

Image source: Oh My Veggies


8. Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Tacos

Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Taco Filling

Image source: Fat Free Vegan

9. Cauliflower Wraps

the original cauliflower wrap recipe (paleo, grain and dairy free!)

Image source: Empowered Sustenance

10. Jalapeno Ginger Cauliflower Rice

Jalapeno Ginger Cauliflower Rice (paleo friendly) |

Image source: The Roasted Root

11. Kale, Garlic and Cauliflower Puree Pop Tarts

Image source: Reclaiming Provincial


12. Chocolate Kale Chips

Image source: Healthful Pursuit

13. Kale Margarita

Image source: Running with Tweezers


14. Stuffed Jack-o-Lanterns

Image source: Healthful Pursuit


15. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Image source: How Sweet It Is

16. Corn Cakes with Avocado Cream

Savory Corn Cakes with Avocado Cream | #avocado #breakfast #guacamole #savory

Image source: A Spicy Perspective

17. Best-Ever Avocado Chocolate Birthday Cake

Image source: Ambitious Kitchen


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