A day in the life of Bre - FORM Nutritionist
Does anyone else struggle to eat enough vegetables?
We know that they’re good for us, but let’s get real, they don’t taste as good as chocolate does. For some, it’s the different textures, or maybe negative past experiences from parents force-feeding.
No matter where the dislike comes from, you’d be surprised to know that your tastes can change, and that different prep and cooking methods can make a huge difference... I’ll admit that some vegetables are an acquired taste, often choosing the freshest options and preparing them right can surprise your taste buds.
For me, roasting cauliflower was a game changer. The texture and flavour added a whole new level to what I once thought was the most boring and bitter vegetable.
To get your five-a-day, try a few different recipes, like roasted broccoli, sautéed beets, or mashed sweet potatoes for a change of pace.
If that still doesn’t work, hide them in muffins!
These are a perfect family-friendly snack. With hidden fruit and vegetables, you might want to make a batch each week to always have something healthy to munch on.
We use buckwheat flour to keep these gluten-free while boosting the fibre and protein to help keep you full for longer. Feel free to play around with using different veggies, adding more fruit, or swapping the cinnamon for your favourite spice.
Bre - FORM Nutritionist
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 medium zucchini, grated
- 1 carrot, grated
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180*C.
- Combine banana, zucchini, carrot, eggs and oil in a medium bowl.
- In a separate bowl, stir together flour, oats, baking powder and cinnamon.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring to combine.
- Grease a mini muffin pan (or line a regular pan). Pour batter into the tin.
- Bake until lightly golden, about 15 minutes.
Nutrition Information (per 1 mini muffin)
80 calories, 4.5g fat, 9g carb, 2g fibre, 2g protein.