Wellness

41 Sneaky Ways To Eat More Vegetables (With Recipes!)

06/17/2014 07:52am ET | Updated October 23, 2017

If consuming your recommended two to three cups of vegetables every day feels like a chore, it's obvious you've yet to tap into the artful, enchanting and exquisite potential of the edible plant.

A serving of vitamin-rich, nutrient-dense produce doesn't have to be consumed through a sad Tupperware's worth of wilted iceberg, or a measly carrot stick used solely as a vessel for unhealthy ranch dip. No, when treated right, vegetables can be the extraordinary main event of your meal. Amp up the volume of a carb dish by tossing in some broccoli. Or swap pasta for spiraled veggies-turned-noodles, to cut back on calories and boost the nutrition of the dish.

Below, find 41 ways to beautifully rack up those servings of vegetables. Enjoy!

1
Spinach And Ricotta Zucchini Ravioli
The Healthy Maven
2
Broccoli Cheddar Rice Casserole
Funny Love
3
Roasted Rosemary Brussels Sprouts With Caramelized Blueberries
The Healthy Maven
4
Baked Zucchini Pasta With Pancetta, Olives And Broccoli
Inspiralized
5
Cauliflower-Feta Meatballs With Spicy Moroccan Tomato Zucchini Noodles
Inspiralized
6
Shaved Asparagus Salad
Bakers Royale
7
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
ifoodreal
8
Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese
The Iron You
9
Roasted Red Pepper Butternut Squash Noodles With Chicken
Inspiralized
10
Avocado And Egg Spaghetti Squash Boats
ifoodreal
11
Sweet Potato Noodle Shrimp Puttanesca
Inspiralized
Get the recipe from Inspiralized here.
12
Marinated Artichoke And Cauliflower "Cous Cous" Salad
Drum Beets
13
Chimichurri Cauliflower Steak
Culinary Brodown
14
Eggplant And Asparagus Stacks
Tinas Chic Corner
15
Green Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Sweet Cannela
16
Crispy Italian Cauliflower Poppers
Apples And Sparkle
17
Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion And Roasted Pepper Muffins
KB Eats
18
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Damn Delicious
19
Barbecued Eggplant With Tahini Dressing And Pomegranates
joie-de-vivre-blog
20
Cauliflower Fritters
Everybody Loves Pretty
21
Green Pizza With Broccoli, Pesto, Chicken And Sour Cream
Sugar et al
22
Broccoli Avocado Egg Toast
Julie's Jazz
23
Stovetop Broccoli Mac And Cheese
Set The Table
24
Mini Crustless Kale And Broccoli Quiches
Good Life Eats
25
Broccoli Hamburger
Magdalenas de Chocolate
26
Asparagus And Egg Tart With Goat Cheese
Just a Taste
27
Roasted Asparagus And Goat Cheese Frittata
The Lemon Bowl
28
Banana Berry Kale Smoothie
Smile Sandwich
29
Sweet Potatoes With Ricotta And Kale
Once Upon A Cutting Board
30
Savory Veggie Waffles
Healthy Nibbles & Bits
31
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Wandercrush
32
Shaved Carrot Salad With Pistachio And Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Feasting At Home
33
Bacon Zucchini Carrot Fritters
Paleo Newbie
34
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Becomingness
35
Butternut Squash Protein Pizza
Corina Nielson
36
Grilled Corn-Stuffed Zucchini Boats
The Veg Life
37
Purple Cabbage And Shaved Asparagus Slaw With Cumin-Sesame Dressing
My California Roots
38
Shaved Brussels Sprouts With Pecorino And Walnuts
Pixels and Crumbs
39
Beets And Brussel Sprouts Wrapped In Fresh Turnip Greens
Chase That I Love
40
Sticky Miso Grilled Veggie Skewers
Happy Hearted Kitchen
41
Sweet Potato Bun Sliders With Portobello, Red Peppers And Pesto
Our Four Forks