Sneaky Veggie Tips


Alisa Fleming ~ Less than an hour after I put up yesterday’s post on Kitchen and Nutrition Tricks, a health news update came across my computer.  It seems that less than one-third of Americans are getting three or more servings of vegetables per day.  Shocking, just three or more!  This report seemed strangely coincidental to my tips for “hiding veggies” (see the last entry below).  So much so, that I thought a few more suggestions for sneaking vegetables into meals may be useful.

Lets see…I have one more of my own.  Add some cruciferous to your diet by whipping steamed cauliflower into your next batch of mashed potatoes.  Luckily, I wasn’t the only one thinking about veggie tips yesterday.  Jennifer McCann of the Vegan Lunch Box did a request for “sneaky vegetables,” and some more great ideas emerged:

  • Blend peas into guacamole (about 1/4 cup of peas per large avocado)
  • Add V8 juice and flaxseeds to chili
  • Make sweet potato pancakes
  • Finely process veggies for spaghetti sauce, for an almost meat-like consistency

Janelle's Guacamole

It seems there is also a book dedicated to hiding nutrition within kids foods (will it work on husbands?).  It is called the Sneaky Chef.  It isn’t dairy-free, but may hold some interesting tips!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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