8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

By Women's Health on March 19, 2014
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Sick of your go-to veggie dishes? It’s time to switch it up! Get the spring back in your step the next time you hit the produce aisle with these crazy-smart ways to eat vegetables.

1. Roast The Whole Darn Thing

This whole-roasted cauliflower recipe racked up nearly 9,000 likes on Facebook, over 233,000 shares, and our standing ovation. #YUM

Get the recipe at PureWow.com

2. Dish ‘Em Up

Sometimes dip tastes so good you want to lick the bowl. Well, now you can eat it, too.

Get the recipe at Made-Famous-By.com

3. Make a Low-Carb Pizza Crust

This pizza recipe is unlike any you’ve had before: The crust is made from grated cauliflower, a much lower carb substitute for flour.

Get the recipe at EatingBirdFood.com

4. Use Them as a Stand-In for Grains

You won’t miss the bulgar in this grain-free tabbouleh, made from grated cauliflower, parsley, chopped tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt.

Get the recipe on Instagram.com/WomensHealthMag

5. Swap Them In For Spaghetti

Sautéed bean sprouts have a similar mouth feel to spaghetti—but way fewer carbs and calories. Toss them with marinara sauce and vegetarian meatballs for a meat-free twist on the classic comfort food.

Get the recipe at MariaMindBodyHealth.com

6. Bulk Up Your Fettuccini

A true serving of fettuccini can seem a little skimpy. Zucchini ribbons have a similar shape and consistency. Add them to your pasta dish to bulk it up.

7. Make a Rice Substitute

Who says you need to use rice to make fried rice? Coarsely-grated cauliflower comes in handy, again, in this tasty recipe from HappyChomp.com.

Get the recipe at HappyChomp.com

8. Use Them in Place of Buns

Serve your sliders on a zucchini “bun” to give mini chicken, turkey, or beef burgers a satisfying crunch.

Get the recipe at DomesticFits.com

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