Don’t Like Vegetables? Here’s How to Sneak Them Into Your Meals

Best ways to eat more veggies.
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Are you not a huge fan of vegetables? Whether you like them or not, vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. If you’re having trouble getting enough veggies into your diet, there are easy ways to consume more of them without even tasting them. Here are five classic dishes you can sneak veggies into and you won’t even notice they’re there.


Add some flavor and nutrients to meatballs with veggies like mushrooms, greens, onions, and carrots in the meatball base. You can even add cauliflower or butternut squash that’s been cooked and pureed.

Macaroni and Cheese

Next time you make this comfort food, blend butternut squash into the cheese sauce. The sauce will be extra creamy and flavorful. Or you can swap cauliflower for pasta and use it as the base of the dish.

Mashed Potatoes

Instead of only using potatoes, use a blend of potatoes and pureed cauliflower. If you’re feeling creative, blend veggies like cauliflower, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and broccoli together.

Chips and Dip

This classic game-day snack can feature a healthier dip like baba ghanoush (an eggplant dip), roasted red pepper hummus, or a yogurt spinach artichoke dip.


You’ve heard of veggie noodles, so why not try veggie pasta sheets? Zucchini, butternut squash, and eggplant can be thinly sliced to mimic lasagna pasta sheets. You can also keep the lasagna sheets and just add veggies to the dish.