A List Of Healthy Vegetables


healthy vegetables

A list of healthy vegetables is a typical topic, but this one will be different. Why? Because we’ll be looking at the top 5 most nutritious vegetables and I’ll tell you how to cook them. Let’s get started!

1) Cabbage (Raw or Cooked):

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Cabbage is one of the best healthy vegetables packed with fiber and vitamin A. You can eat it raw in salads or cooked like coleslaw. It has a slightly sweet taste that pairs well with many sauces such as ketchup, mayonnaise, vinegar, honey mustard sauce, barbecue sauce, chili sauce, and more! If you want to add some extra flavor without adding too much fat try adding apple cider vinegar mixed with olive oil for a low-calorie dressing on your next salad.

2) Broccoli (Raw or Cooked):

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This green vegetable is full of fiber and vitamin C, which can help your body absorb iron better. It’s a versatile vegetable that goes well with practically anything! If you’re looking for a quick snack to boost your energy anytime throughout the day try microwaving some broccoli and eating it as a healthy side dish alternative to other snacks such as chips, cookies, etc. You can also steam or boil it if you prefer those cooking methods over microwaving. Either way, this is definitely one of the best vegetables out there!

3) Sweet Potatoes (Unbaked):

These orange wonders are healthy vegetables packed with vitamins A & C as well as magnesium. They have similar benefits to yams but are not as sweet. One average-sized sweet potato is only around 150 calories and 30 grams of carbohydrates, making it a perfect snack or side dish with many health benefits! A great way to cook these is by cutting them into smaller pieces and baking them in the oven with a bit of olive oil for around 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re going to be eating them as a meal then I would recommend placing it inside a piece of foil on top of some aluminum foil so that you can easily fold up the leftover without having to wash dishes later.

4) Spinach (Raw):

This leafy green vegetable not only tastes good but is packed with calcium, magnesium, potassium, folate, carbohydrates & vitamins A & C. You can eat it fresh in salads or cooked instead of lettuce wraps to cut carbs. It goes well with sauces such as ketchup, bbq sauce, etc. When cooking this vegetable you want to make sure you steam it first and then squeeze some lemon juice on top afterward so you don’t lose the vitamins and minerals during cooking. Also, make sure to keep an eye on how long you cook it because spinach cooks quickly and turns a dark green color once finished.

5) Sweet Corn (Canned or Fresh):

This tasty treat is packed with fiber as well as thiamin & folate which help your body produce energy from food sources! You can buy canned corn for a quick snack that’s more convenient than microwaving fresh corn on the cob. It’s an easy cheap snack that you can eat alone or pair with other foods such as whole-grain crackers, cheese, etc.

Conclusion

I hope that this list of healthy vegetables was helpful. If you want to learn more about the benefits of various plant foods, I recommend checking out recipes on nutrition!

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