Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a huge fan of vegetables. I’m always trying to find ways to pack more veggies into every meal. I try to eat a ton of them because they are so beneficial to your health. I sometimes get asked what my absolute favourite vegetables are, and that answer is relatively easy. All I have to do it think about is the few vegetables I put into my shopping basket pretty much 100% of the time.
My 3 Favourite Vegetables
I love the fact that zucchini can taste like whatever flavour you’re cooking with it. This makes this veggie an amazing and healthy filler for Mexican, Italian, Indian or Thai inspired dishes. There are so many ways to eat zucchini; it’s great raw or cooked. Slice it thin, season and toast it, and you have zucchini chips – a savoury, healthy snack that fills you up at night when you get the munchies. Spiralize it and you have super healthy noodles. It doesn’t cause bloating, and contains a good amount of water. This versatile veggie is a ‘must have’ in my shopping cart!
Red bell peppers go through the full process of ripening, so all available natural sugars fully enter into them, giving them their signature sweet and fruity flavor. When compared to green peppers, red ones have almost 11 times more beta-carotene (so they’re great for eye health) and 1.5 times more vitamin C. One red pepper contains all of the Vitamin-C you need in a day! This veggie is high in fibre (more than 3 grams per cup) and a good amount of water, so it fills you up. I always buy them in bulk, and they NEVER go bad! They’re delicious raw or cooked. I love them in salads, stir fries, pasta dishes, soups or stuffed. They’re even a common ingredient in my breakfast shakes! This year I’m trying to grow my own bell peppers. I’ll fill you in on my veggie growing experience by the end of the season.
This cruciferous vegetable is packed with more nutrients than most foods. It contains iron, potassium, calcium, selenium and magnesium; along with vitamins A, C, E, K and many B vitamins! The list goes on and on… Broccoli is awesome by itself as a side dish (a little cheese sauce on top makes it taste even more delicious!), or mixed in with just about any other vegetable. The only reason I don’t eat broccoli everyday is it can make you gassy.
To Sum it up…My 3 Favourite Vegetables and Why
When I think about the usual composition of my shopping cart, it’s easy to see that my favourite vegetables are zucchini, red peppers and broccoli. I find that these 3 veggies are particularly versatile. They taste great raw or cooked. They’re great with almost any flavour and add a delicious crunch to all dishes. All vegetables offer their own unique benefits, so it’s important to get a variety of them into your diet. What are your favourite vegetables?