Ask Alina: How Do I Make Vegetables Taste Good? August 30, 2018 Aug 30 2018 Q: I know I should be eating more vegetables, but I don’t like the taste(or maybe my salads are not very tasty!) What advice would you have for someone like me? – Jennifer K. A: You are not alone in this predicament! I’ve heard this time and again from my clients – they find that vegetables taste bland, boring or don’t know how to make them taste better. First of all, salads do not have to be your go-to to get more vegetables into your diet. They’re convenient and require little prep, but there’s countless other options. For example: Roasted vegetables are so delicious and simple. Take any vegetable (I like bell peppers, broccoli and cauliflower), throw them onto a baking sheet, drizzle on lots of olive oil, salt, and pepper and bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes. You can sprinkle on other spices like red chilli, garlic, basil etc. Sautéed greens are my go-to when I’m feeling too lazy to make a salad at dinner. Grab a few handful of greens, sauté on low heat with olive oil, and bam, within a few minutes you’ll have dark green, sautéed greens to serve alongside your meal. Soups can be extremely flavourful and made ahead in batches as well. I like this simple carrot ginger soup recipe. Smoothies and juices are one of my favourite ways to get in more vegetables. The key is not to overload your smoothie or juice with fruits, but to add in a tiny amount for taste. You can try out my green hero smoothie recipe. Curries are a staple in my household and there’s plenty of recipes for vegetarian curries online. I make a lot of Pakistani dishes, but I just limit the amount of oil and don’t fry for as long as many recipes suggest! And last but not least, I really do think that salads are a very filling, nutrient dense way of getting in vegetables. But as mentioned before the key is a good salad dressing! Here’s 6 of my favourites. About Alina I'm a Holistic Nutritionist based in Toronto, Canada and my official title is Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). I received my diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. I'm a coach and an educator. Follow Alina on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest updates.