Spicing up your vegetables for healthy recipes is easier than you think! Check out these tips on how to add some zest and flavor to your veggies.
March 6, 2017
Add olive oil and lemon to spice up your steamed broccoli. Raw broccoli helps to detoxify your digestive tract. Use a low-calorie dip by blending low-fat yogurt, chives, paprika, and garlic.
Asparagus is a great source of potassium. Boil asparagus or roast in the oven. Sprinkle on olive oil, lemon, and garlic powder to enjoy this nutritious vegetable.
Green, orange, red, and yellow bell peppers are full of antioxidants. Add bell peppers to salads. Saute or grill them. Eat them raw with a healthy vegetable dip made of low-fat yogurt or vinaigrette.
Carrots are full of vitamins A, K, and C and are a good source of dietary fiber. Add carrots to stews. Juice carrots and add them to a shake made with milk and other fruits.
Beets help reduce inflammation, reduce stress on the body, and act as a detoxifier for the liver. Boil beets- add onions, vinegar, garlic, olive oil, black pepper, and parsley. Beets also make a healthy addition to a vegetable juice made with carrots and apples.
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