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New year = more veggies.
I’ll admit it. I’m not one to put too much stock in New Year’s goals or resolutions. I could probably count on one hand the years I’ve made them. And on no hands the years I’ve kept them.
But one thing I try to do each and every new year is re-evaluate my food choices.
Two years ago that meant putting myself back on the GAPS Intro diet and actually sticking with the diet for the whole 1 1/2 to 2 years as recommended. It was hard, but worth it.
This year, my evaluation concluded that I need to eat more veggies. I’ve been getting a little carried away with the grain-free baked goods (chocolate muffins, anyone? or maybe some no-bake brownies?) and neglecting the goodness of vegetables.
Sneak in your veggies.
So this year I decided to try and find more ways to include them. I’ve rounded up over 40 delicious fermented veggie recipes over here, but now I’d like to introduce you to over 30 deliciously sneaky ways to include veggies in your diet!
For those of us who need a little extra help…
Veggies for breakfast? Why of course! Vegetables go great in hashes and casseroles, and can be effectively hidden in smoothies and muffins as well.
Beets & Berries Smoothie Bowl from Raia’s Recipes (pictured)
Breakfast Sausage Hash and Egg Stuffed Peppers from Raising Generation Nourished
Butternut Squash Muffins from Eat Beautiful
Easy Squash Custard from Raia’s Recipes
Nut Butter Squash Pancakes from Raia’s Recipes
Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes from I Heart Umami
Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl from Raia’s Recipes
Paleo Spinach & Sweet Potato Muffins from Superkid Eats
Turkey Sausage Paleo Breakfast Casserole from Wholesome Yum (pictured in pin)
Lunch and dinner
Move over side dishes, these veggies are sneaking into your main dishes as well. From noodle bowls to sloppy joes, these lunches and dinners are full of veggies!
Asian Almond Cucumber Noodle Bowls from Raising Generation Nourished (pictured)
Baked Paleo Egg Rolls from I Heart Umami
Bolognese Sauce Over Zucchini Noodles from Calm Eats (pictured in pin)
Dairy-Free Bacon & Green Chile Mac-n-Cheeze from All the Nourishing Things
Instant Pot Sloppy Joes from Easy Real Food
Italian Chicken Meatballs & Sweet Potato Spaghetti from Strength & Sunshine
Keto Pad Thai from Eat Beautiful
Lazy Cabbage Rolls from Prepare & Nourish (pictured above)
Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie from Whole New Mom
Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers from What Great Grandma Ate (pictured in pin)
Paleo Pumpkin Gnocchi from Easy Real Food
Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi from Strength & Sunshine
Keto Shrimp & Greens Enchiladas with Jalapeño “Cream” Sauce from All the Nourishing Things
Spinach & Garlic Meatballs in the Instant Pot from Raia’s Recipes (I use the Instant Pot Duo 6 quart 7-in-1.)
Veggie Packed Sloppy Joes from Prepare & Nourish
Sides and soups.
Soups and side dishes are renown for their veggie content, but these delicious options aren’t what you’d normally thing of when you’re preparing a meal.
Alfredo Sauce from And Love It Too
Instant Pot Queso from All the Nourishing Things
Instant Pot Paleo Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto from What Great Grandma Ate (pictured in pin)
Tuscan Kale, Squash and Chicken Stew in the Instant Pot from Prepare & Nourish
Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes from Wholesome Yum (pictured)
Low Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Salad from Whole New Mom
Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cranberries from Raia’s Recipes (’cause everything’s better with bacon!)
Silky Vegan Cauliflower Soup from Happy Kitchen Rocks (pictured above)
Oops! I forgot to have veggies with my meal! No prob, Bob. Just sneak them into your dessert…
Best Keto Fudgy Brownies from All the Nourishing Things
Carob Zucchini Milkshake from Raia’s Recipes
Chocolate Orange Smoothie With Essential Oils from All the Nourishing Things
Chocolate Peppermint Frosty from Raia’s Recipes (pictured above)
Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies from 24 Carrot Kitchen
Paleo Cauliflower Chocolate Pudding from All the Nourishing Things (pictured)
Healthy Sweet Beet Hot Chocolate from Recipes to Nourish
Spiced Sweet Potato Cookies from Raia’s Recipes
Strawberry-Beet Kvass from Eat Beautiful
You’ll also love these delicious recipes…
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole
One-Ingredient Carrot Fettuccini
WOW – I can’t get over all of the treat ideas LOL! I would have never thought of most of those! So many great meal ideas here – definitely trying some of those dinners!
Thanks so much, Renee! The desserts are pretty awesome. 😉
This is such a fun post idea! I can’t wait to make some of these. In the last year I’ve definitely tried to increase our veggies, but I still want our meals to be super delicious and exciting! 😉
I hope you enjoy the ones you get to try, Megan! Thanks for letting me share a couple of yours, too. 😉
I wish I had that Asian Almond Cucumber Noodle Bowl right now, gosh that looks good and so refreshing! I can’t wait to try that chocolate cauliflower pudding too (whoa!). Fabulous collection!
Haha! Me too on the asian bowl! I made the chocolate pudding the other day and it was soooo yummy!
sneak those veggies in wherever we can!! I always tell them at least!! AFTER they’ve tried it!
Haha! Yep, gotta wait till they’ve eaten the whole thing before you tell them it was good for them. 😉
Such creative ways to up your veggie intake! Thank you so much for including my recipes. Can’t wait to give some of these a try!
Glad to, Jean! Thanks for much for letting me share them. 🙂
I sneak veggies in all the time to my hubby’s diet 😀
Haha! Sometimes that’s what we gotta do, eh? 😉
I’m always looking for more creative ways to sneak in some veggies, so thanks so much for this list!
You’re so welcome!
All of these recipes are so great! Even though I do not have kids, I’ll be using these to ‘trick’ my husband 🙂
Haha! I hope they work for you! 😉
Oh, yum! Such great ways to sneak in those veggies! Planning to try a whole bunch of these… Thanks for rounding ’em up!
You’re so welcome, Susannah!
Such a yummy collection! I’m always looking for new ways to sneak in veggies! Thanks for including me!
You’re so welcome, Lindsey!
This is so perfect! So many wonderful veggie-filled recipes to choose from. I love it!
Thank you so much!
These are great ideas for adding in veggies to you day. thanks for sharing.
Glad to share!
So many ways to love veggies! Thanks for sharing.
My pleasure, Mary!
perfect ideas at some. I need this badly.
I hope you find some you can enjoy, Zuzana!
So many veggie packed meals! I can’t wait to try a few!!!
I hope you enjoy them, Meredith!
Getting enough veggies in when I was Paleo was one of the hardest things for me! This is so helpful!
Thank you, Isabella!