Expanding your pallet, especially when you're trying to eat healthier can be so rewarding. Finding new foods that you enjoy eating instead of getting sick of the same meals, is a great way to change it up and never get bored. I remember the first time I had broccolini and it was like a mix between broccoli and asparagus. Which might I add are two of my favorite vegetables, but now I mix it up instead of getting sick of the same old chicken and broccoli dinners.
I love creating and finding new recipes, with not only new food items but that also don't add too many negatives to the dish. Negatives meaning adding higher fat, carbs, dairy or anything that doesn't fit into my nutrition that week. The list below are some of my favorite vegetables to add into meals to make them more exciting, yet still keep the calories to a minimum!
A perfect example of this list, is when I eat my eggs in the morning. I'm not a huge fan of egg whites on their own, so I enjoy making it into an omelet. My omelet's always have a bunch of different vegetables to give it more taste, nutrition and even more appealing to the eye. On a regular day, I'll have an omelet with tomatoes, kale, mushrooms and onions, to name a few!
Another example is making my favorite chicken hibachi dish. I always lean more towards Asian cuisine, as for my seasonings. With 1/2 cup of brown rice, chicken in my seasonings I'll add zucchini, cabbage, mushrooms, celery, asparagus and carrots.
Might I add vegetables keep you full longer, are so high in vitamins and nutrients and can be a lot of food for a smaller amount of calories. Aka, winning all around! What's your favorite veggie? Comment below!