3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Vegetables

3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Vegetables

Use these 3 simple recipes to enjoy your vegetables with side dishes and main courses.

1. Roasted Kale Chips
Roast kale chips and store in the kitchen for the next time you get a snack craving. This superfood has so much crunch and flavor, you won’t think of reaching for potato chips again.

1 bunch kale

2 tablespoons olive oil

Coarse sea salt

Cumin, optional
Chili powder, optional
Garlic power, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Clean kale, remove tough ribs and tear into medium-large pieces. Place in a bowl and add olive oil. Use clean fingers to coat kale with olive oil
  3. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer. Make sure pieces don’t overlap. Place in oven and bake until crisp
  4. Remove from oven, sprinkle with pinch of sea salt and toss gently. Sprinkle with other seasoning if desired. Snack away

Tip:  Here are some other great ways to sneak kale into your diet.

2. Chickpea Veggie Pancake
Made from chickpea (garbanzo beans) flour — which can usually be found in the health food section of your local grocery store, or at a specialty store —­ this savory pancake has detoxifying properties and is rich in protein and fiber.

1/2 cup chickpea flour

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup of water

1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper



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  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat
  2. In a small bowl, stir together chickpea flour, garlic, pinch of salt and pepper, and baking powder. Add water and mix until smooth. Stir in red pepper and green onion
  3. Coat bottom of pre-heated skillet with olive oil
  4. Pour in batter and quickly spread all over pan. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes on one side. Check underside with spatula. Pancake should be golden and lift away from pan. Flip pancake and cook other side for 5 minutes
  5. Serve with condiments of your choice like salsa or guacamole

3. Mushroom, Rice and Raisin Salad

This delicious mixture combines a few simple ingredients to give you the perfect salad for any meal.

1/2 cup raisins

2 cups rice, brown or white, cooked
8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine raisins, cooked rice, mushrooms, basil, olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste

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