How to Make Boring Raw Vegetables Pop
April 28, 2015 9 Comments
I know that I shouldn’t call raw vegetables “boring”. That isn’t very nice.
I do find them to be dull, though.
The good news is that they are colorful and that makes them very appealing in the right context. For example, have you ever wondered why Doritos are orange (like a carrot)?
A Dorito is far more interesting to me than a lone carrot. But, when I place a carrot with some celery, red peppers, and a cup of ranch dressing made of green pepper – I forget there is such a thing as a Dorito.
As much as we would like to deny it, we eat with our eyes as much as our stomachs. One of the reasons, I believe, that we have an obesity epidemic is that so much of the food that we are around LOOKS delicious.
Have you noticed the case at Starbucks with the baked goods? The lighting makes them look like Hollywood stars on the red carpet. ME WANT SOME.
I am able to resist the Starbucks baked goods after I review the calorie counts on the labels. Whoa.
You have to make your healthy food look as good as it tastes – otherwise it will feel like a chore to eat it. A plastic tub with carrots doesn’t look anywhere near as nice as the platter I created in the photo.
This didn’t take me a lot of time and my family scarfed this down in minutes. I don’t think they knew it was good for them!
All you have to do to make the "green pepper cup" is cut it in half and clean out the seeds. Be sure to pick out a pepper that stands up well. I tried a few in the supermarket before I found a perfect one. Spoon in some ranch dressing or hummus and you are done.
How do you make vegetables appealing?
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