Sneaking in Vegetables

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I love vegetables, but find that I'm not eating nearly as much in a day as I should.

Last night I pureed carrots and celery and added them to my soup, and it was delightful!

I'm wondering what I should hide in pasta sauces, chili, ground meat mixes (like burgers), etc.

Does anyone have any favourite vegetables they like to "hide" in their foods?

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  • DEEDLYNN
    DEEDLYNN Posts: 235 Member
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    The possibilities are endless

    I hide shredded zucchini and carrots

    I hide a serving of peas in guacamole (compliments of Hungry Girl)

    chayote squash

    shredded eggplant

    celery in EVERYTHING

    And....tons of veggies hide in my Green Strawberry Protein shake. (Even my 6 year old granddaughter loves it). I put two handfuls of spinach, some carrots and some zuchini in my shake, along with about 6 strawberries. and SF strawberry Davinici syrup. Throw it all in the Vitamix...and voila....a serving of protein, a serving a fruit, and probably at least 2 servings of veggies. :)
  • rbryntes
    rbryntes Posts: 710 Member
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    I'm putting shredded zucchini with my lean ground beef tonight for burgers.
  • ursy87
    ursy87 Posts: 287
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    My kids wont eat a whole vegetable, but I blitz mushrooms and bell peppers and put in with my tomato sauce for pasta or pizza topping, shredded carrot in my burgers. Its been years since I have had a homemade soup that hasnt been blended into oblivion, just so the kids will eat it!
  • sharonlafleur
    sharonlafleur Posts: 15 Member
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    I put spinach in EVERYTHING. In pasta dishes, hamburgers, veggie casseroles, eggs. The possibilities are endless. In the mornings I mix it with strawberries and greek yogurt. I buy almost 50 oz. a week.
  • trelm249
    trelm249 Posts: 777 Member
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    Tomatos, diced onions, diced peppers (Bell, Anaheim or Poblano), and fresh spinach or cilantro in taco meat.

    Pasta sauce is great for the above with zuchini, and mushrooms.

    I make my chicken spaghettie with pureed butternut squash as the base for the sauce.

    There are all sorts of possibilities.
  • TubbsMcGee
    TubbsMcGee Posts: 1,058 Member
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    Thanks for all the great suggestions, everyone!

    I never knew how popular zucchini was...

    Definitely adding spinach to my shopping list next