Weight Watchers: Overcoming Vegetable Aversion
Jackie Conn, from Weight Watchers, shows us how easy it is to Overcome Vegetable AversionVegetables are arguably the most health-promoting food group on the planet. For anybody who wants to maintain a healthy weight they are an absolute necessity. Not everybody wants to eat their vegetables, despite their healthful properties. Veggie haters are both born and made, but Jackie Conn from Weight Watchers is here to share some tips to help people with even the worse cases of vegetable aversion eat their vegetables – and yes – even get to like them!1: Add veggies you almost like to dishes you already love.2: Try them in soup.3: Serve them raw/ try them with dips4: Make them fun.5: Vegetables can be an acquired taste so “Fake it till you Make it!”Vegetable Soup1PointsPlus ValueTrack Prep time: 20 minCook time: 300 minOther time: 0 minServes: 8Here’s an Italian-spin on our famous vegetable soup. We made it in a slow cooker but it can be simmered on the stove top just as well. Ingredients 10 oz fresh spinach, baby leaves 2 medium uncooked carrot(s), chopped 2 rib(s) (medium) uncooked celery, ribs, chopped 1 large uncooked onion(s), chopped 1 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced 4 cup(s) vegetable broth 28 oz canned diced tomatoes 2 leaf/leaves bay leaf 1 Tbsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed Instructions:Place all ingredients in a slow cooker: cover and cook on high power for 5 hours. Remove bay leaves, stir and serve. Yields about 1 cup per serving.