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25 Ways To Eat Vegetables And Actually Like Them

Because voluntarily eating a side of broccoli can be hard.

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You know that vegetables are good for you and full of nutrients. But sometimes eating enough of them can be hard.

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The USDA recommends eating 2 1/2 to 3 cups of veggies a day, and to aim for some variety throughout the week (like dark green leafy veggies, colorful ones, beans and peas, and starchy vegetables). Obviously these are super general recommendations, so your unique needs might vary.

(FYI: A "cup" of veggies would be 1 cup raw or cooked vegetables, or 2 cups of raw leafy greens.)

So here are a few delicious ways to trick yourself into eating vegetables all day long:

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3. Toss a cup of spinach in a smoothie that isn't even green.

Perfect for tricking yourself (or others) into getting those leafy greens.

Get the recipe here.

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7. Make buffalo chicken dip inside a spaghetti squash.

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Spaghetti squash is not spaghetti and anyone who tries to convince you it is should be ashamed of themselves. That said, it is a delicious vessel for buffalo chicken dip.

Get the recipe here.

8. Eat your eggs over a bed of delicious veggies.

This breakfast hash is made up of potatoes, spinach, black beans, red peppers, and onions. Top it with an egg and avocado and you're basically a brunch genius.

Get the recipe here.

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10. Swap pasta for sweet potato noodles.

It's basically like eating tiny fries covered in sauce.

Get the recipe here.

13. DIY your own veggie cream cheese.

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Way crunchier and fresher than the store-bought stuff.

Get a recipe here.

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14. Dress up your mac and cheese with spinach and artichoke hearts.

Mac and cheese meets spinach and artichoke dip.

Get the recipe here.

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19. Buy a big bag of broccoli slaw to use in salads or side dishes.

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You can throw this in your usual salad for extra crunch. Or dress it up with Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and some spices and eat it as a side dish.

Get this recipe here.

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