I am always looking for ways to add vegetables (especially greens) to our diets. We try and stick to real foods and I make as much as possible from scratch but even still greens are not easy to get past a 2 year old so i’ve had to get creative.
Kale is my new favorite “seasoning”. I dehydrate the leaves for around 4 hours or until they are crispy. Then I pulse them to dust in my blender. I store this in a mason jar on my pantry shelves along side all my other seasonings and no one even notices (shh don’t give away my secret). I add this stuff by the spoonful to spaghetti sauce, meatball or meatloaf mix, casseroles, eggs…literally everything.
This stemmed from needing to preserve large amounts of produce because I tend to buy a lot when it’s in season and on sale. I’ve used pretty much every vegetable imaginable but my favorite is a mix of broccoli, zucchini, and celery. I give them all a quick rough chop and then throw them in my little food chopper until they are very finely diced. Once everything is diced I fill ice cube trays with them and pop them into the freezer. After they have frozen, I transfer them to freezer bags for long term storage. These make cooking so easy! All I have to do is grab a couple cubes and toss them into anything that I want to add veggies to, no chopping or prep required.
How do you add more vegetables to your diet?