Preparing Tasty Vegetables Your Whole Family Will Love

"Eat your vegetables" shouldn't be a chore for you or your children. In fact, when prepared correctly, vegetables can be delicious.

Eating more vegetables is often at the top of the to-do list when it comes to healthy eating. Vegetables are rich in nutrient value without a lot of calories. Veggies can also help promote weight loss because they are high in fiber and water, which can keep you full and help prevent you from overeating high-calorie foods.

Moreover, when prepared wisely, vegetables can be delicious.

Don't disparage the vegetable. 

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Many people who say they haven't enjoyed eating vegetables are really talking about veggies that arrive on the table after less-than-ideal cooking methods. Veggies that are prepared and cooked with plenty of spices or as part of a dish with a rich accompaniment of flavors are really good.

Make it simple: zap it.

One way to prepare vegetables quickly is to take advantage of your microwave. Simply add water to a plastic steaming tray and you can get fresh, soft carrots, broccoli, or zucchini in as little as five minutes. Try tossing your veggies in a little bit of oil and add salt, pepper, or paprika to give them extra flavor without added calories.

Make it simple: bake them.

Another simple way to get tasty vegetables is to make them in the oven. Two of my favorite recipes are roasted asparagus and roasted squash with garlic and parsley.

If your family hasn't enjoyed vegetables in the past, it may be time to try them again. Just adding one simple veggie side dish to your dinner table will give you and your children a powerful nutrient boost. And the flavors are pretty good too.

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