Vegetables are ultra-healthy and nutritious but they aren’t always eagerly embraced, especially by children, who often shun the greens on their plate in favour of more flavoursome options. Compared to other foods, vegetables can lack taste and leave fussier palettes with a bland impression.
Despite this, it’s important to get your daily dose of veggies and even more so for growing kids, so how can this rather tricky challenge be navigated? Vegetables can taste every bit as tempting as other foods, such as meats, cheeses, or fish – but the secret is in how you cook them, as well as the spices, oils and herbs you use to dress them with.
If you’re vegetarian or vegan, vegetables will often be the main focus of your meals but even if they’re just an accompaniment, you still want to make them taste great. We know not everyone’s a fan but that’s not because veg can’t be tasty, as when vegetables are prepared properly, they’re often the most delicious thing on your plate!
To encourage kids and adults to consume more veggies, all you need to do is make some simple adjustments to the way you prepare, cook, and serve them. If you’re wondering what you can do to take your veg from beige to brilliant, you’ll definitely want to read on – as we’ve compiled 10 of the very best ways to add more flavour to your vegetable dishes.