Getting into the habit of eating healthy can be a long struggle. There are many hurdles that make it difficult to get your fruits and veggies every day. Here's a couple tricks that may get you to breach the great divide of *gasp* liking your veggies!

Try a vegetable stir-fry.veggiestirfry

There's nothing like a good veggie stir fry. Start with a  couple bell peppers chopped into strips. Slice your onions (white onions work best). You can mince garlic yourseslf, but a scoop of pre-minced garlic works just as well. Add carrots chopped into strips for a bit of color.

Toss them all into a pan with a bit of oil (preferably peanut but any will do), soy sauce, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes if you like a kick. You can add chicken or beef if you want to add a bit of protein, but these veg can stand on their own two feet if you go without.

You'll have a nice stir fry in 15 - 25 minutes at a medium heat. If you're using carrots you'll know everything's ready when the carrots can be pierced with a fork. If you're watching your sodium, you can remove the soy sauce and add a good worchestire sauce, instead. It's a great substitute.

Stop boiling veggies.

Not only do vegetables come out of the boiling pot unappetizing, they actually lose much of their nutritional value. Unless you're fixing on making a soup, boiling is the worst way to cook them.

Here's a way we like to make ours.

Toss any type of oil-like butter in your skillet. Toss your veggies in. Cook them enough to soften them a bit but not burn them. Zucchini, brussel sprouts, or cabbage cook really well with oil or butter in a skillet. You don't even need to buy the fresh veggies from farm. Frozen veggies work just as well! 

For roots like carrots and beets, just bake em, especially with some olive oil and basalmic. 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes and you'll be 

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feasting well.

For either type of vegetable, add a little salt & pepper to taste. Garlic is a nice add on for any veggie.

Don't underestimate salad.

Start with good lettuce. Radishes, carrots, and cucumbers are insanely cheap, but really healthy. Slice up the root veggies to bite-sized morsels and then mix them together. Add a vinagrette with a little olive oil and you've got a really tasty, zingy, meal. You can top it off with a little chicken if you're feeling like you need some protein.  

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