Some people are die-hard fans of vegetables. They can eat cauliflower, beets, eggplant, zucchini, and Brussel sprouts without holding their breath or hesitating. Then there are those who hate vegetables and will avoid them at any cost. But chances are we all need to eat more veggies. Here are some recipes that you can use to get the nutrients from vegetables so this doesn't have to be you: 

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Green smoothies


Add a handful of spinach to any smoothie recipe. Most fruits will hide the taste of the spinach from the drink. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, kale is another great option that will help you get those nutrients that you’re missing. Use this recipe to get started.

Vegetable-infused mac and cheese

cauliflower mac and cheese

At first, this sounds like a bad idea. Mac and cheese wasn’t created to be healthy in any way, shape or form. Here’s the trick: Prepare your mac and cheese as you regularly do, then puree any vegetable you’d like and add it to the sauce. The strong taste of cheddar cheese will hide the flavor from the veggies. Use this recipe to get started.

Veggie mac and cheese


If you can handle eating veggies if they’re in some kind of sauce (or don’t like the idea of pureed vegetables), this is a good idea for you. Once again, prepare your mac and cheese like normal, but add whole vegetables to the mixture before baking. Use this recipe to get started.

Veggie Pasta


It’s true! You can buy pasta made from vegetables or make it yourself. Barillo is one brand that sells veggie pasta. For a 100% veggie option, Zoodles are all the rage. Use these recipes to get started.

Veggie Pizza Crust

Cauliflower-Pizza-Crust-the vintage maker

Who doesn't LOVE pizza? Instead of ordering that $7.99 deal from Dominos or getting the special of the week from Papa John's or Pizza Hut, make your own healthy cauliflower pizza crust. It won't disappoint. Use this recipe to get started.