Raw vegetables can be a useful core of any effective diet, partly because of their high water and fiber content, but mention that fact to a potential dieter and you'll hear complaints that they've eaten all the rabbit food they intend to in one lifetime. First, take the time to make the salads as visually enticing as they can be. Those heart and four-leaf clover cutouts in the salads pictured above? Simple cookie cutters were used to dress up those color-coordinated vegetable melanges.
Start using trips to your local farmers market as opportunities to find unusual varieties of vegetables you know or vegetables you've never tasted before. For example, place one of these purple peppers in front of the"rabbit food" whiners and they might sing a different tune.
Here's another way to add new colors to your salads. These are interesting cucumbers. There is nothing wrong with them.They are not unripe. They are an unusual strain which remains this pale yellow color. Lemon cukes. Fascinating.
Apart from their lovely marbled exterior, these tomatoes hold a secret--they're hollow, bred for stuffing. What will they think of next?