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No matter what Dr. Oz says, some of us just have zero interest in eating anything that resembles a vegetable. Sure, they’re necessary for a daily dose of vitamins and minerals, but brussels sprouts will always be brussels sprouts and there’s simply no convincing green-averse eaters to enjoy them (or at least fake enjoying them). Or is there?
Aside from different cooking methods, holding your nose, and the excessive use of cheese and melted butter
, we’ve rounded up six products that actually make vegetable-eating tolerable and maybe even a little fun (or at least different than the approach used by our furry rabbit friends). Scroll down to check them out!
may be a first world problem, but they’re a problem, nonetheless. Consider your lunchtime worries quelled with this modern lunch box, guaranteed to keep your lettuce crisp and fresh for hours. Its patented vacuum technology can also be used to preserve the warmth of vegetable-heavy soups, so you’ll have a midday meal that’s suitable for any weather condition. Sure beats a clunky Thermos!
Since playing the airplane game is unacceptable in adulthood, eating will have to be entertaining in a different way. Meet the Back to the Roots Water Garden: a self-cleaning fish
tank that grows organic sprouts and herbs within the comfort of your own home. Gone are the days of buying supermarket herbs that wilt and die within a week. Now you can trim your own basil and wheatgrass, all while admiring and caring for your new aquatic friend. If you’re still craving protein, we highly advise against eating the fish, though.
If you loathe the idea of greens, piling them on pizza
may be the only way to prevent those overdramatic gags. But who needs all of those extra carbs when you’re already sacrificing pepperoni for peppers or sausage for arugula? Gluten-free
, paleo, and health-conscious dieters will rejoice over this almond flour
-based variety that still maintains the same chew and crunch of a traditional pie. Just don’t tell nonna, though we’re sure she may not even notice. (Check our review of Whole Foods’ Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Combing through mounds of grocery store vegetables is both time-consuming and intimidating. “What *really* makes a zucchini fresh? Is this artichoke allowed to be bruised? How do I find a purple carrot
?” These may be some of the thoughts that race through your mind as you shop, which makes navigating the aisles oh-so-unnecessarily-difficult. Save yourself the headache and sign up for Farmbox Direct, a box service that hand-selects all of your organic produce from local farms. It will force you to cook with ingredients you don’t purchase regularly, all with guaranteed freshness. And to think we’ve been told to think outside
of the box all of these years.
We love ourselves a good olive oil, but if you’re hoping to change things up a bit and increase the healthy fat content with bold flavors such as turmeric
and lemon, look no further than Cocavo: an avocado
and coconut oil blend that’s perfect for sauteing your favorite veggies. Rather than dousing that broccoli in sugar-filled glazes or sauces, these oils take drab to fab while adding to the overall nutritional profile. But honestly, are you really surprised that anything with avocado tastes delicious?
A tried-and-true way to sneak greens into your daily food pyramid is through smoothies
. Nearly any protein powder, nut butter, or fruit juice can mask the bitterness of spinach, kale, and celery to create a nutrient-rich boost your morning routine, but to make things a bit more decadent, opt for this silky, smooth macadamia nut milk that is sustainably farmed in Australia. Your non-desire for dairy will last ’til the cows come home.