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    17 Brilliant Things For Anyone Trying To Eat More Veggies

    If your only veggie intake is Maccas fries, you should probably read this post.

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    1. These Weck Jars β€” I can't promise you my boss' domestic skills, but I can promise your attempts will be stored well.

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    These jars are made of BPA-free, thick glass and use a lid seal and steel tension clips to keep contents as fresh as the day you stored them. Freezer, microwave and oven safe, you don't have to worry about moving them from container to container. Plus, they are suitable for water bath and pressure canning β€”Β should that be your thing.

    Promising review: "As somebody that dreams of one day fleeing the city and living my best paddock-to-plate life on a farm, these preserving jars were a great first step to achieving those DIY dreams. You can pickle, preserve or just store your best pantry goods in the most ~Instagrammable~ ways."

    β€”Julia Willing

    Buy a 160ml jar from House for $5.49+, when you buy six or more.

    2. This sprouting jar, which will allow you to easily and conveniently grow sprouting seeds without the need to get your hands dirty with soil.

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    Whether it be alfalfa, chickpeas, mung beans, radishes or even wheat, this glass-domed, mini-greenhouse will grow it with just a touch of water. Sit it on your windowsill (or any light-covered surface) and always have fresh sprouts to add to your salads.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $45.

    3. This Marley Spoon subscription, which gets you boxes of fresh ingredients and delightful recipes β€” no wasting time thinking of something new and interesting, yet again.

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    No matter your dietary preferences β€” vegetarian, vegan, low carb, no added gluten β€” Marley Spoon has you covered. Just select how many meals you'd like covered a week, then use the time you'd normally spend at the supermarket on the couch, only getting up to receive your package at your front door!

    Promising review: "What Marley Spoon does is take out the grunt work. So, if you want to try a new recipe, they're going to get your ingredients for you, hand-deliver the recipe and explain every step in the most simple fashion so you don't have to stand there wondering what "fold it in" means. Even on nights that I don't have a Marley Spoon box, my cooking is still improved by it!

    One of the things I was most nervous about was signing up to a subscription food service before knowing if we'd like it β€” but I shouldn't have been so worried. You can easily skip weeks, unsubscribe or change plans with the click of a few buttons. They're also really clear on their deadlines. For example, if you don't want a box in the next week, they'll tell you the last day you can skip that week and/or make changes to the recipes."

    β€”Clare Aston

    Read more about Clare's experience with Marley Spoon here.

    Get $100 off your first five boxes with the code "C4BUZZF25F ". Check it out here.

    4. This all-in-one mandoline slicer, which will ensure every last bit of veggie gets used β€” and also, so you don't risk fingers in the pursuit.

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    Why bother with a knife when you can buy a tool that does it all? Whether you need your produce sliced, julienned or even cut into waves, this tool does it with ease. Plus, it stores all the contents in a neat, little container, leaving no mess and a stack of perfectly assembled veggies.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.75.

    5. This hibachi grill, so that you can live out your wildest MasterChef Australia dreams.

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    This clay grill is perfect for grilling meat, vegetables or anything else you desire. It has two spaces for coal, so depending on how much you need to grill, you can use one or both! The natural clay is perfect for heat retention and it comes with a stainless steel cooking grate, so you don't need to worry about your food accidentally falling onto the coals.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $85.

    6. This handheld spiraliser, which you can use to instantly create gorgeous garnishes or even a low carb spaghetti.

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    This gadget comes with three graters, so you can customise your spiral. It also has a container attachment, so everything stays in one place. It's also super easy to use β€” all you have to do is set the fruit or veggie in and twist!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.

    7. This sushi bazooka, which will make getting your daily veggie intake fun and speedy.

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    There is no way I could ever achieve the kind of neat and uniform sushi rolls I desire by hand. Fortunately, this time-saving sushi maker is easy for even a complete novice like myself. Simply fill with rice and all the cucumber and carrots that your heart desires, then pump out your perfectly formed sushi onto a nori sheet for quick assembly.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.95.

    8. This avocado 3-in-1 tool, which will make preparing your daily smashed avo a breeze.

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    This tool from the heavens will split, pit and slice your morning avo. Soft, non-slip grip and dishwasher safe, adding this to cart is a no-brainer, really.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $12.

    9. This Himalayan salt block, which will flavour and season whatever you choose to serve on it, including your favourite vegetables β€” not to mention, it looks infinitely better than your average plastic chopping board.

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    This pure, pink Himalayan salt block is the perfect surface on which to cook, present, chill or cure food. Use it on the BBQ or stovetop to lightly salt food and use as a gorgeous centrepiece to your dinner table.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $34.99.

    10. This Instant Pot, which will do all the temperature-measuring and timing for you, so you can leave your veggies to stew while attending to other household chores.

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    I was fully prepared not to be impressed by the Instant Pot. I can not stress how tedious I find the act of cooking β€” but even after my very first experience, I can wholeheartedly advocate its use for the culinary-challenged or time-poor among us. A 7-in-1 appliance β€” yes, seven β€” you're able to do all the things with just a single appliance, saving storage space, washing up time and (as I was particularly curious to find out) master all the cooking techniques.

    Read more about my experience cooking with the Instant Pot here.

    Buy a 3L model from Amazon Australia for $189.

    11. This cookbook, Vegan JapanEasy by Tim Anderson β€” all the flavour and goodness of Japanese cuisine with none of the animal-derived components.

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    Though not a vegan myself, I've been making moves to incorporate more vegetarian or vegan meals into my weekly rotation β€” so far I have the same, like, three salads, so am thankful that I've found this cookbook. A former resident of Japan, Tim Anderson is a MasterChef champion β€” so you can trust every last morsel to be tasty.

    Recipes include: Mushroom Gyoza, French Onion Ramen.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $35.88+.

    12. And Community: Salad Recipes From Arthur Street Kitchen (Revised Edition) by Hetty McKinnon β€” because if you only know how to assemble a simple tomato salad, you're truly missing out.

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    Salads got a bad rap growing up, only ever a side that you rejected in lieu of hot chips at the RSL. Fortunately, we're full grown now and know that salads can be more than just limp, undressed bits of lettuce. Community (from Surry Hills-based salad delivery service, Arthur Street Kitchen) aims to inject flavour and texture into this most humble of meals β€” that's right, meals. I bet you're making these recipes the main event in no time.

    Recipes include: Roasted Sweet Potato With Lime Cashew Cream And Roasted Curry Cashews, Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Toasted Farro And Romesco Sauce.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $25.

    13. This corn cob stripper, which will make easy the labourous job of collecting kernels β€” plus, an egg slicer to boot!

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    If you've ever tried to strip a corn cob of its kernels for a salad or salsa, you know that it's a near impossibility to not end up with smushed pulp. This simple kitchen tool grips the cob and quickly peels off kernels, with each rotation. Plus, it comes with a free egg slicer β€” perfect for your next Caesar salad.

    Buy them from Amazon Australia for $16.88.

    14. These kebab skewers, because everything, including veggies, taste better barbecued.

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    The 17" blade of this skewer (fit more food on!) is made of stainless steel and designed to be flat rather than cylindrical, so food doesn't move when being grilled. Still, with its polished finish, food slides off and on easily. Its handle is wooden, keeping fingers from being burnt from heated metal.

    Buy a pack of six from Amazon Australia for $17.07.

    15. This microwave veggie steamer, so you can never blame the inconvenience of boiling a pot of water as a reason not to eat your greens.

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    Sometimes it's too much effort to boil a whole pot of veggies, especially if it's just you eating. This excellent bowl is designed to cook and reheat food in the microwave β€” something even the most lazy among us can get behind. Featuring easy locking clips and a steam release vent, you can cook and store your greens in this one container. Plus, almost a thousand people have given it a five-star rating, so you know it's legit.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $6.

    16. This potato ricer, should you want something other than regular rice to soak up your leftover curry.

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    This potato ricer comes with two interchangeable stainless steel plates β€” medium and coarse β€” perfect for making the smoothest mash or keeping your potatoes as grains. Its ergonomic handles makes it comfortable to use, while a pot extension allows you to rest and use directly over the stove.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $28.55.

    17. And lastly, this veggie cutter bowl, because I know the hassle of finely dicing produce is keeping you from adding them to your dishes.

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    At least five times faster(!) than chopping with a knife, this clever bowl will turn whatever mix of veggies and herbs you put in it into fine pieces. Just put in the bowl, secure the lid, pull the attached string a few times and you're done!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.99.

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