Since fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy vegan diet, you might find yourself worrying about how to be vegan if you dislike these foods. Luckily, there are ways around this problem! Read on to discover them.
- Try Something Different
It’s really rare to dislike every single fruit and vegetable, largely because you probably haven’t tried all of them! If you dislike bananas and apples, for instance, try something different the next time you go grocery shopping, like kiwis or granadillas. Likewise with veggies: if you don't like spinach at all, try kale. Be curious about tasting different fruits and veggies instead of sticking to the same old ones and you might be pleasantly surprised.
- Make Them Interesting
It’s not only what fruits and veggies you eat but how you use them in your meal preparation. It’s a good idea to add them to foods that you really do like. For instance, if you love lasagne, make it deliciously vegan by adding some baby marrows; if you like to eat cereal in the morning, throw in a few blueberries. This will still be giving you the food you like but with a delicious twist.
- Whip Up a Juice
Juicing veggies and fruits has become popular in recent years and it’s a great idea for summer when you want something fresh yet nutritious to drink. Blend different fruits and vegetables with a variety of other ingredients, such as nut milks or even just ice. Whether you’re making juices or smoothies, the point is you’ll be sneaking in some nutritional value and having something different.
- Bake ’em!
What can be more delicious than a creamy oven bake? This doesn’t only have to be done with potatoes. You can bake a variety of different veggies. Or, if this is not really your style, make 'fries' in the oven - you can make tasty kale chips, sweet potato wedges, butternut fries or use any other veggie you like. This is a great way to enjoy vegetables as it unleashes their flavour in a new way. You might not like eating butternut on its own, but perhaps when it's made into fries you will. Explore different ways of preparing veggies to find something that tickles your taste buds.
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