I have never been big on raw vegetables, but they are so good for us. Upon learning the importance of eating raw vegetables I have found a great way to incorporate them into my daily meals. This would also work for those picky eaters and they will never know.
To the left you can see my new best friend. When I started looking at making raw foods many called for a food processor which I didn't own. I believe in asking someone else what they are using, and my friend said she has a Cuisinart and has had it for years with no issues. So, off I went to find me one.
My issue was deciding how many cups I wanted and settled on the Cuisinart 9-Cup Brushed Stainless. We leave it on the counter for two reasons, one I use it almost every day, and two it looks so pretty.
What I do is take whatever raw vegetables we have, and we always have a nice selection. I throw all the raw vegetables I have including red and green peppers into the food processor using the S blade. Once this is done you can decide what to do with them, I have used them in scrambled eggs, omelets, soups, meatloaf, and quinoa. My favorite way to use them is in egg or chicken salad for sandwiches or wraps, or just make a dip with it.
I love the vegetable dips, I have incorporated both cream cheese and avocados along with the Vegenaise mayo. You can then add your favorite seasonings, I like garlic, with some garlic, paprika, smoked paprika, sea salt, black pepper, all purpose seasoning, and chives. Than I add some chia seeds, bee pollen, nutritional yeast, and flax seeds, makes for a healthy, energy boosting dip or spread.
This is a great way to get those raw veggies, or hide them in other foods for those picky eaters. When adding them to soups, quinoa or other similar dishes add them after everything else has cooked for the full health benefits.
How do you get your veggies?