25 ways to eat veggies besides salad

When one thinks of fruit and vegetable meals, salads come to mind. We like salad, but not every day and night. There are tastier ways to get vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants into your diet.

Avocados are superfoods that provide essential vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Let's keep things simple with California Avocados' recipe for avocado toast three ways. There are countless recipes for fancier versions.


This Buffalo cauliflower recipe from the Food Network is quick and painless if you're a vegetarian, dieting, or just need to eat more vegetables (unless you use super potent hot sauce, of course).


Cauliflower is in the pizza's crust, so you can't see it. This gluten-free pizza substitutes cauliflower for dough. Before toppings, bake the "crust." You can add or substitute vegetables for a healthier or vegetarian pie.

Pizza cauliflower

Think coleslaw is just carrots and cabbage? This All Recipes recipe includes red bell peppers and two types of apples. This odd-sounding dish is perfect for summer cookouts. ( Don't leave it out too long... mayo's still there

Pepper-and-apple coleslaw

Avocado and dark chocolate can be made into a dessert ball. Confused? Spoon University has a simple no-bake recipe.

Avocado Truffles

Fajita ingredients vary by recipe and chef, but most include red, yellow, and green peppers, onions, and sometimes tomatoes. If sizzling fajitas seem like a sauna, try Amuse Your Bouche's slow-cooker recipe. Add mushrooms, steak, chicken, shrimp, etc.


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