I didn’t always like vegetables, and I’m not always good about eating them, but I used to be worse. I was convinced that I didn’t like most vegetables, end of story. And I was wrong! Please forgive me vegetables! It is still a struggle to get them as much as I should, but I found that this one trick doubles the amount of vegetables I eat in a week.
It is simple. Once a week, I batch cook a bunch of vegetables and keep them in my fridge to use as a side or as a part of future recipes.
You can batch cook most vegetables, and you can cook them in a variety of ways. I use fresh or frozen veggies. My go to is a combination of zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, and/or spinach. But I’ve also used green beans, cauliflower, beets, brussel sprouts… whatever you like! It’s a great way to use up any random quantities of vegetables leftover in your fridge or use anything that will go bad soon, as is often the case with fresh vegetables!
The pictured bunch of vegetables is grilled zucchini, sauteed yellow squash, and sauteed carrots. I used it as a side, a salad topper, in scrambled eggs with cheese, and in pasta (which I forgot to take a picture of darn it!). I added spinach at the last minute to the eggs and pasta for an extra boost and because I am addicted to baby spinach. Each dish was delicious and made tastier for having vegetables in it.
Why does batch cooking vegetables help me eat more?
If you’re trying to eat more vegetables, definitely give this tip a try.
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