I don’t like veggies

Anyone who knows me, knows that aint the truth, but I hear this all the time.

Recently someone over in Lindy-land made this claim so here are a 10 quick solutions for the ‘I don’t like vegies crowd’.

What about cauliflower ‘mash potatoes”?
Place 1 cup of cauli, 100ml lite coconut milk an d 1 ts almond meal in a saucepan.
Cover and simmer for 15 mins.
Place in a food processor/blender to puree

How about stirfried bok choy, like you get in Chinatown?
Saute lots of garlic
add bok choy and 1/4 cup chicken stock
Keep sauteing and add 1 tb oyster sauce
(great with chicken)

How about a veggie shake?
Blend them into your shake with protein powder. Cauliflower, canned asparagus or pureed pumpkin are 3 good choices because they add body to the shake without heaps of flavour.

Veggies at breakfast?
Try this Mediterranean style omelet. Grated zucchini, garlic and capsicum sauted in a bit of olive oil then add eggs and fetta.

Veggies for desert?
Combine cooked pureed caulflower, egg whites, protein powder with a little water. Mix into a batter and you have thick, fluffy pancakes.

Veggies as Pasta
Use a veggie peeler to make vegie ‘noodles’. Blanch them quickly in water and use instead of pasta in your spag bol

Not your usual Sunday Roast
Roasted fennel or brocolli provide you with an interesting take on old standards. Fennel is so cheap and in season and developes a mouthwatering caremelised egde when roasted. Brocolli becomes crispy and earthy and is perfect combination with a bit of paprika and lemon juice.

Grate fennel and celery and mix with yoghurt or fat free mayo to make a crunchy funky new version of  coleslaw

Add chilli, garlic or olive oil

Try something new
Artichoke hearts, fennel, asian greens, celeriac, jeruselum artichoke, witlof and endive are all cheap and in season

Cook them differently
or don’t cook it at all. If you’re used to stirfrying your snow peas carry them as a snack in your handbag along with some zucchini sticks. Poach or grill your asparagus in white wine and lemon juice. Roast your cauliflower. Cut your brocolli stalks into discs and toss through salads (taste like radish).

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book