If you think that veggies don’t taste as great as a Big Mac, you might be wrong. Do you know how to cook your veggies? Because if you’re doing it wrong, that makes all the difference.
Personally, I eat veggies ALL day. Yes, that includes my breakfast. The reason for that is that I’ve found a way to make them taste like heaven. Typically, I eat my veggies in bowls, which means that I take a bunch of the veggies that I like and mix them all together. If you were to look at my plate, it’d simply look like a colorful spaghetti or soup bowl.
Finding your love for vegetables is not an easy task, but it can be achieved through a veggie bowl. How do you make a veggie bowl? Well, by following a few steps…
- Find the veggies you like/can live with
- Think about a flavor or taste that you enjoy in your food and buy seasoning accordingly
- Don’t be afraid to mix and match your vegetables – the greener it is, the better!
- Learn the art of steaming your veggies and cooking them on a stove
- Avocado fixes everything… so use it!
Once you’ve read my steps carefully, let’s try to implement them by making a salmon-based veggie bowl.
First of all, salmon is fish, which means that I usually season it with lemon, herbs, salt and black pepper. Now, if I were to use meat as my protein, I would probably use BBQ, garlic, onion, salt and red pepper seasoning. I want you to understand that your seasoning, as well as your veggies, should vary according to what type of protein you’re cooking. Your meals should not be ‘one-size fits all,’ because I can guarantee that you’ll get bored of eating and tasting the same thing every day.
After you’ve decided which protein you want to eat, start looking for the veggies you want to go along with it.
Since I’m making a salmon veggie bowl, I like to use chopped asparagus, red bell peppers, broccoli, mushrooms and onions. However, I don’t add the same portion of each vegetable to my bowl. Instead, I might use asparagus as my base with the other veggies as ‘extras.’ Basically, the amount of asparagus in your plate should be greater than the amount of all other veggies. Makes sense?
Once you’ve picked your veggies, put them in a pan ready to cook. To the base of the pan, add a bit of spray-on olive oil, so that they don’t stick to the pan while you’re cooking. Set the stove to medium, add a bit of white cooking whine and let your veggies soften for a good five minutes. While you’re waiting for your veggies to soften, start cooking your protein.
As soon as you notice that your protein is done, place it inside the pan where your veggies are. Afterwards, throw in the seasoning of your choice while stirring your food so that the flavor can be tasted throughout. Do not let your veggies soften too much. Keep an eye on them so that you can get them out before they turn slimy.
Last but not least, put the contents in a bowl (hence a veggie BOWL). For greater taste, I suggest using avocado and pico de gallo. If you choose to use them, mix half of the avocado into the bowl with some salt and black pepper along with some pico de gallo.
NOW TASTE IT!
It’s the most amazing thing ever. Is it not?!
I dare you to play around with some new combinations and see what you come up with. Trust me, veggie bowls are the way to go.
P.S. You’re welcome for changing your life.