Whether you struggle to eat enough veggies, or your just bored of eating them, these tips/tricks will help you sneak more into your meals and show you how to prepare them in unique ways, so that you never get sick of eating vegetables! 

  • Noodles – try swapping out half or all of your noodles with spiralised vegetables such as zucchini or carrot, by using spiraliser, slicing them with a mandolin or peeling into long strips. 
  • Lasagna – sliced vegetables are a great alternative to lasagna sheets. You can finely slice with a knife or use a vegetable peeler). try swapping out half or all of your lasagna sheets with slices of zucchini, eggplant, pumpkin, sweet potato. Tip: with zucchini, once prepared, salt it and let it sit for 15 minutes, then pat dry with a paper towel to draw out the extra water. 
  • Bulk out your meals – add extra veggies like carrot, beans and peas, to meals you already know and love – think curries, pastas and soup. It’s a great way to increase your intake of fiber, vitamins, and minerals and will also make your meals go further at an affordable price. Try our https://28bysamwood.com/recipes/high-protein-vegetarian-curry-recipe/ 
  • Sauces – You can make veggies the base of your sauces and spreads by pureeing them and adding spices. This is a great tip to hide veggies, especially if you have kids. Roast capsicum adds so much flavour to a marinara sauce and pumpkin puree gives a creamy alfredo-like texture. 
  • Eggs – eggs taste great with any type of veggies, spinach, onions, capsicum, zucchini, mushrooms, and tomatoes are some of our favourites. Try switching up your breakfast with these veggie packed recipes – Omelette, Savoury muffins, Frittata. 
  • Smoothies – when you blend them with other ingredients like fruit, milk, protein powder and nut butter you wouldn’t even know they are there! Try adding leafy greens such as spinach and kale, even frozen zucchini or cauliflower. Try our https://28bysamwood.com/recipes/green-smoothie-bowl/ 
  • Rice – cauliflower rice is a favourite among our 28 community and is a great lower-carb substitute. You can buy this pre-done or make your own by pulsing cauliflower florets in a food processor or blender until it resembles rice. Other vegetables such as broccoli and carrots can also be prepared in the same way and served as a base for curries, used in risotto, or to bulk up stews and soups. 
  • Make it fun – if your always eating your vegetable the same way, chances are you’ll get bored pretty quickly!

Here are some other ways to enjoy vegetables that aren’t a salad!






Stuffed capsicumshttps://28bysamwood.com/recipes/snezs-stuffed-jack-o-lanterns/ 



Try a different method – If you have don’t like a certain vegetable but have only tried cooking it one way, try mixing up the cooking method. Brussel sprouts get a bad wrap but if you have only tried them boiled them give them a go roasted instead. 

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.