There are loads of creative ways to get your five-a-day or even 10-a-day! Being obsessed by vegetables, I love featuring them at every meal – from breakfast through to dessert. Adding extra vegetables to your diet brings textures, flavours and colours to your diet and I love experimenting with adding veg to meals where you wouldn’t normally find them.
Here are 8 crazy ways to get more vegetables into your diet – from cake to lemonade!
Chocolate Mashed Potato Cake with Chocolate Icing and Tahini Drizzle Trust me on this one. The mashed potato gives bulk and moisture to the cake and the tahini drizzle is a lovely sesame flavour hit.
Cucumber and Lemon Cupcakes with Pimm’s Icing – The cucumber flavour is very delicate in this lemon sponge and I’ve topped it with a boozy Pimm’s Cup icing.
Superfood Kale Smoothie Bowl – I love green smoothies for breakfast, but adding oats to thicken it and sprinkling it with loads of toppings makes it more of a ‘meal’.
Crushed Minted Peas on Toast – I love avocado on toast, but you know those mornings when the avocado isn’t quite perfect…. enter crushed peas on toast! The standby freezer staple makes a lovely, fresh-tasting green toast for breakfast or lunch.
Whole Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry – Don’t waste those lovely green cauliflower leaves, they’re perfectly edible part of the vegetable. Here, I’ve stewed them into a fragrant curry that uses up the ENTIRE cauliflower!
Kale Sparkling Lemonade – Why not drink your veggies? It doesn’t have to be in a smoothie – here I’ve juiced my kale and put it into a sparkling lemonade. I know what you’re thinking, yeah, add vodka.
Carrot Jammy Dodgers – why can’t you put vegetables into cookies? Here I’ve grated them into the cookie dough, then sandwiched them with carrot jam!
Coconut Oil Brownies with Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes have been something of a trend in brownies, but instead of pureeing them, I’ve roasted them in maple syrup and coconut oil and added them as chunks of sweet orange loveliness.
Now it’s over to all of you vegetable fans! Link up any vegetable posts that you write during October and they’ll be shared on social media and at the end I’ll be doing a full roundup of the entries.
To participate this month all you need to do is: simply blog about any recipe or idea where you eat an extra portion of vegetables.
There are a few rules:
* Please link to the three hosts this month – Veggie Desserts, Michelle Utterly Scrummy and Fuss Free Helen
*Please use the badge above in your post
*Tweet using #ExtraVeg and mention @utterlyscrummy and @fussfreeflavours along with me the host @veggie_desserts
*Check out the other entries and be lovely and comment and share them!
*Closing date of the challenge is 28th of the month
*By entering you are agreeing to let us use an image from your entry on this site, and to pin to Pinterest
*Please be respectful of other people’s copyright
*But feel free to send your recipe to as many other blog events as you like!
Don’t be shy, link up your vegetable posts now!