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Learn how to cook nutritious meals with the recipes in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A food processor
Put beans in cookies
Puree white beans and substitute them for half the butter in your cookie recipes. Voila! Less fat and more fiber.
Mix veggies with meat
The next time you make kid-friendly meatloaf, throw whatever vegetables you have on hand into the food processor and mix them in with the chopped meat. Do the same with hamburgers and spaghetti sauce.
Add kick to cake
Add pureed spinach, beets, or prunes to a brownie or chocolate cake mix. For white and yellow cakes, use pureed carrots or apples.
Make squash mac ‘n’ cheese
Bake a whole squash, mash it, and stir it into your favorite mac ‘n’ cheese dish.
Add crunch to salads
Add crunch to salad favorites like tuna and chicken by mixing in shredded cabbage.
Swap avocado for mayo
Mash and whip a ripe avocado until smooth and use it in place of mayonnaise.
Fortify your potatoes
Fortify mashed potatoes by blending in some pureed cauliflower.
Make pumpkin pancakes
Fold pumpkin into your morning pancakes.
Punch up a smoothie
Sneak pureed carrots into a fruit smoothie.
Make veggie muffins
Make muffins more nutritious by adding grated zucchini and carrots.