Experts recommend that about of each of our meals consist of vegetables. That’s great news for people who live gluten free — vegetables are ‘safe’ unless they have been contaminated by gluten-toxic ingredients. It’s good news for anyone living on a budget — vegetables are relatively inexpensive. The troubling news is that vegetables have a really bad reputation — many people find many vegetables very unappetizing. Fortunately, this problem can be corrected by using great and ‘presenting’ the vegetable dishes in an appetizing manner. One expert sums up the situation by advising us to provide “Lots of different vegetables served in lots of different ways.” Here are some suggestions for doing that:
Check out this article called “Twenty Kid Friendly Veggies“. I’m not sure if these twenty items should be called ‘recipes’ or ‘ways of presenting’ vegetables. Many of these items would appeal to me just as much as they would to children.
Here are more ideas for attractive and unusual ways to prepare vegetables — “Vegetable Quiche with Gluten Free Almond Crust, “Top Ten Grilled Vegetable Recipes“, “Asparagus Fritata“, and “Zucinni Fritata“. To round out this list, consider “My Top Seven Recipes for Kids“.
This is the third article in my series on the My Plate diet, the regimen designed to be the basic diet for all Americans. In addition to my introductory article, I have written about the importance of fiber as well as this article about the vegetable group. Tomorrow’s article will deal with fruits. The last two articles will deal with proteins and grains. There will be links to these as soon as I actually publish them.