Vary Your Veggies

Did you know that it can take up to 15 tries to determine whether you like a food or not? If you try a vegetable and don't care for it, don't get discouraged. Try mixing up your veggie preparation method using the fresh ideas below.

Try them both raw and cooked

Vegetables like carrots, celery, and peppers can offer different flavors and textures depending on what form they are consumed. Try eating them raw and cooking them in a variety of ways to know which you like best.

Incorporate them into casseroles, stir fry or soups

Adding vegetables into mixed dishes will allow them to complement a dish rather than being the focus. They can add flavors and textures as well as great nutrients into your dish.

Try a smoothie

Smoothies made only with fruit may be high in sugar due to their natural sweetness. Decrease the sugar content of your smoothies by swapping some of the fruit with leafy greens or non-starchy vegetables such as cucumber, beets, or zucchini.

Use the vegetables as a vessel for more savory foods

Stuffed peppers or mushrooms and zucchini boats are a great base for mixed dishes. They inherit the flavors while using the entire vegetable. Try replacing a tortilla for a bell pepper on your next taco night.

Use dips and sauces when appropriate 

 Guacamole and hummus can make raw vegetables more palatable. Try making your own dip with herbs and plain greek yogurt.

GenoPalate Challenge
Eat at least one vegetable from your GenoPalate food list each day this week.