Vegetables That Are Good With Almost Any Meal
By Genevieve Cunningham
When it comes to eating healthy, everyone knows that you’re supposed to eat more vegetables in everyday life. Unfortunately, this is one of the toughest additions to incorporate. Fruits are sugary and sweet, so adding them to your diet is both easy and delicious. New meats are exciting and often mouthwatering, so again, it’s super easy to try new recipes. But vegetables? More green, a lack of flavor, and things you can’t even pronounce … exciting, huh? If you need some easy ways to get more veggies into your life, check out these three vegetables that are good raw, sliced, and added to almost any meal of the day.
OK, so this is technically a fruit. But since you’d never throw these in a fruit salad, we’re going to include them here. Bell peppers are packed full of Vitamin C, have small doses of Vitamins A and B6, and are incredibly low calorie. And the best part? They’re actually really good raw, especially yellow, orange and red. Just slice them up and use them as an appetizer, a side, or as a snack. And if you can’t stand the crunchy texture, saute them in olive oil for a few minutes, and you’ve still got the healthy impact without the raw vibe.
Spinach is so, so good for you. Anyone remember good old Popeye? Yeah … he ate spinach for a reason! It’s full of fiber, Vitamin C, and numerous other nutrients that can boost your overall wellness. And it’s really easy to add to any meal. Lunch or dinner? Just throw a little fresh baby spinach in a salad. Breakfast? Chop up that spinach and put it in your omelette. If you really want a dose of those veggies, this is one of the easiest and best options available.
OK, so this is technically another fruit, but does anyone really consider them as such? Definitely not. Tomatoes have Vitamins A and C, magnesium, and potassium. They’re also super low calorie, with only around 25 calories per entire tomato. These work in meals similar to bell peppers. Just slice them up and eat them as an appetizer, side, or snack. If it’s not quite the flavor you’re looking for, just add a dash of salt. And of course, tomato already goes well in a ton of recipes, this one little veggie-fruit is a win-win all the way around.
If you’re not getting enough of the good stuff in your diet, check out these easy foods to add to the mix. They’re super healthy, easy to work with, and will add a little color, texture, and flavor to any meal. You’ll love the process, the end result, and the healthy benefits that they bring to your life.
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