4 Simple Vegetable Dishes To Eat More Regularly
Looking to boost your vegetable intake? If so, you aren’t alone. This is a common goal for many people as they go about their diet protocol because most of us are simply not eating as many vegetables as we should be.
Plus, if you want to promote optimal health, vegetables will get you there, so it pays to be eating more.
This said, if you’re stuck eating the same vegetable dishes daily, it’s time to shake things up a bit and look at how you can liven up your menu so that you stay committed to getting your 5-10 servings per day.
Here are some simple yet delicious vegetable dishes to consider.
Garlic And Lemon Broccoli
Broccoli is easily one of the healthiest vegetable that you could put into your body due to its detoxifying and health promoting effects.
Rich in fiber and antioxidants, you simply can’t go wrong. To boost the taste of bland broccoli, consider sautéing it with a little diced garlic and lemon juice. The lemon and garlic combination is one that most people really enjoy and will help you get this vegetable down in a hurry. If you’re okay adding a bit of fat to this dish, add in a small amount of grass fed butter and you’ll really enhance the taste of it. Just watch you don’t add too much or the calorie count will increase.
Lemon-Dill Green Beans
Another green vegetable that’s a smart move to get in more regularly is green beans. Most people overlook this vegetable but it’s a fast and easy one to prepare and will offer a nice chance of pace.
Simply steam your green beans and once they are finished, drain them and squeeze over some fresh lemon juice along with some freshly chopped dill.
Toss to fully coat before serving. This works great as a side to any main protein source, but is particularly delicious with fish.
If you are a fan of carrots, try them gingered. Simply steam carrots as you normally would and then add in a little grass fed butter along with some freshly chopped ginger. Return to a pan and cook for 1-2 minutes to allow the flavors to blend and you’ll be all set.
Adjust the amount of ginger you add to reach the desired intensity of flavor.
If you are on a lower carb diet and hate forgoing your typical mashed potato carb source, consider mashed cauliflower instead.
While it may not task just like the regular version, it’s much higher in fiber and will contain a load of antioxidants that can help to fend off diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
To prepare this dish, simply steam the cauliflower as you normally would and then get out a masher and begin mashing. Add a little skim milk or unsweetened almond milk as you do and you’ll have a tasty dish in no time.
Some people will also prefer adding some fresh garlic to this dish as well – or whatever spices you prefer, so get creative and try a few different things.
Many people avoid cauliflower as they aren’t a fan of its taste, but if you prepare it using a proper cooking technique, it can actually be one of the tastiest vegetables you eat.
So don’t let yourself slip on your vegetable servings any longer. Take some time and learn some creative ways to prepare them so that you can reap all the many different health benefits that vegetables have to off.
Make sure you change up your vegetable selection regularly as well so that boredom stays at bay.
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