While some people swear by eating and living healthy, there are still quite a lot of people who struggle with incorporating vegetables into their diets. Are you a member of the resistance? Here are seven sneaky ways you can trick yourself into consuming your greens.

Grate them.
Slip in some grated carrots, tomatoes, celeries, and onions in your meals. Ruth Frechman, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association who has a private practice in Burbank, California says, these veggies work well in spaghetti sauce, meatloaf, tacos, soups, and stew recipes.

Purée all the way.
The rainy season is coming, and the best way to beat the chilly weather is by making puréed vegetable soup. You can make Puréed Malunggay Soup, Cream of Brocolli, and even try experimenting on Spaghetti with Squash Puree.

Create veggie-based pizzas.
Why buy pizza when you can make your own? Some supermarkets sell ready-made pizza pies that you can garnish by yourself. Instead of choosing bacon and ground meat as your toppings, opt to go meatless and top off your pizza with lots of bell peppers, tomatoes, and sliced eggplants. Onions, optional.

Make vegetable dips.
Instead of dipping your nachos into cheese, try making vegetable dips–they’re healthier and, sometimes, even yummier. Our recommendations: Cucumber Dill Dip, Queso Fundido, and Trio of Greek Dips.

Drink your veggies.
Not a fan of eating your greens? Put them in the blender and turn them into smoothies! You can even do a combination of fruits and vegetables–like this Green and Go smoothie that’s healthy, yummy, and easy to make.

Snack healthily.

If you feel the urge to munch during the afternoon, choose freshly-diced fruits and vegetables instead of gorging on salty chips and uber sweet doughnuts. Try chopping some carrots and cucumbers and place them in cute, little plastic boxes.

Go green with your sandwiches.
Take your sandwiches to the next level by adding green, leafy vegetables or juicy slices of tomatoes. They aren't just delicious, but also proven to have health benefits–they’re anti-aging, cancer-preventing, and heart-healthy.


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