7 Best Fresh Veggies You Are Overlooking

Every day, I eat many different types of vegetables and I can’t understand why people don’t love them. Then, I realized it is because they are all trying to eat the same vegetables over and over again. There are so many vegetables out there – including some that many people will never get to eat because they just aren’t available.

You need to mix up your vegetable intake. If you are afraid to buy something new because you don’t want to just throw them away – start with these:

Celery Root

Have you tried celery root? There are some absolutely amazing meals that you can make out of this somewhat ugly root. It looks a bit like a heart, it takes a little longer to cook, but it is really good to eat. I personally make celery root mashed potatoes, but you can also make roasted celery root, celery root fish and chips, and many other recipes.

Take some time to clean them up – it is a lot of work, but you will appreciate it.

Broccolini

I love broccoli, it is one of my favorite foods. When broccolini became popular, I knew it was something I was going to love. It is a little more tender, a little saltier, and just as easy to make.

Broccolini is best when you sprinkle it with a little bit of Parmesan and you grill it. You can even slice them up. Unlike broccoli, I don’t like these raw.

Radishes

Radishes have a little bit of a bite, which is why people stay away from it. You shouldn’t! Slice them thin and put them on your salad for some extra crunch, mix them into your wraps for a little bit of an edge, or just pour some salt over them and eat them whole. While it may be jarring at first, you will love them.

Keep the red part on because that has some great nutrients.

Green Onions

Biting into a full onion sounding like something akin to torture? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. However, green onions are so good when you prepare them correctly. They are smaller and won’t feel quite like biting into an actual onion.

What you need to do is clear them up (cut off the strings at the bottom), soak them in apple cider vinegar and salt, and enjoy. The longer you allow them to sit, the better.

Beets

For years I thought I didn’t like beets because they tasted like dirt. However, I figured out that I was eating them warm. You need to try a beet salad. When beets are cold, the texture is more manageable and the flavor is more intricate.

You can also try to make red beet eggs by soaking your hardboiled eggs in beet juice.

Parsnips

Parsnips are easy to make – just make them like carrots. They don’t have a ton of flavor, but they will soak up the flavors that you cook them with, so they can be quite tasty. Make sure that you cook them through or you will get a bitter taste.

Jicama

Jicama is another vegetable that you probably overlook in the grocery store. Still, they are great for you. Jicama is high in dietary fiber, helps with weight loss, lowers cholesterol, and even helps to boost energy levels.

Don’t be afraid of vegetables. There are so many different types that you can bring into your diet. Even if you do eat the “traditional” vegetables that people eat, you can always expand your horizons by trying something new.

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