Not everyone likes vegetables
Baked Veggie Snacks Made A Wonderful Treat
, and that’s okay. Too many years of having vegetables shoved in your face can really burn you out of the things, after all. For most people, vegetables are an acquired taste and not everyone can acquire it just like that, so when it comes time to trying to eat healthy, you’re at a loss because the only snacks you like are high in sugar, or fat, or carbs. There are ways to spice up vegetables and make them something that even the pickiest eater
might enjoy. You just have to know what to do with them to really get the most out of them.
Okay, we know. Kale is probably at the very bottom of your list of possible vegetables to try. With that dark green color and its uncanny resemblance to spinach (not many people like that) it’s not something most people want to be adventurous enough to try. It’s worth it, though. Baked kale is an easy and inexpensive way to get not only your daily recommended dose of Vitamins A, C, and K but also the minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorous. A head of kale makes enough chips for four servings, and with only a tablespoon or two of olive oil and sea salt and parmesan cheese to sprinkle on it for a little extra flavor, so it’s a great option for a healthy snack.
Easy To Make Vegetable Chips
If you love the crunch and flavor of a potato chip but are looking for a healthier option
, trying out a few different types of vegetable chips is a great idea for you. Carrots and parsnips make great chip options, as do beets and sweet potatoes. With just a tiny bit of olive oil and some healthy and inventive seasonings, vegetable chips are a great healthy replacement for the high-fat potato chips that are so easily accessible in our society. Any vegetables need to be thinly sliced and the spices need to be added before baking the chips at anywhere from 325-400 degrees (go lower and the chips don’t crisp, higher, and they burn) but aside from these specifications, you can really do whatever you want with seasonings. Sea salt, paprika, chives, black pepper, crushed red pepper and grated parmesan cheese can make great toppings for any vegetable chips.
Eat Healthy.. Eat Veggies
Zucchini or squash loaves can be made as part of a meal or as a snack depending on how much you eat and what you do with them. It’s easier than it looks. Cut the squash or zucchini in half, hollow out a small space in the center and sprinkle anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon of olive oil to taste and sprinkle any seasonings you might want (small amounts of sea salt or garlic salt are always a good choice!) before baking at 350-375 degrees. You’ll end up with a warm accent to a meal or a snack to store for later, but either way the light seasoning is enough to augment the savory taste of the vegetables and give you something to eat that you might not have thought of before.