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5 Healthy And Easy Ways To Prepare Vegetables

By Yuki Shoji

It is a scientific fact that vegetables are good for you. However, people don’t eat them enough because they don’t realize that there are many ways in which to prepare them. People are often asking what is the absolute best way to prepare vegetables so that they get the full health benefits from them. The answer to this is that there is no best way, that preparing vegetables is ultimately a matter of preference for some, or a way to provide variety for others. Let’s look at the options available to healthy eaters when it comes to preparing vegetables.

Healthy and Easy Way to Prepare Vegetables #1 Raw

Vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes, celery, onions, and carrots are an excellent choice here. However, in order to keep them healthy, avoid eating them with dips, such as ranch dressing. Try to eat them without extra. However, if you need more flavor then you can use salt, or non fat or sugar free peanut butter. But just make sure to use it sparingly.

Healthy and Easy Way to Prepare Vegetables #2 Steamed

Steamed vegetables are a great side dish to almost any meal and are highly popular. They they are softer in texture, and it’s an appeal for those people who don’t like to eat their vegetables raw. If you add a little splash of pepper to them and maybe a small portion of butter you will have quite a tasty meal.


Healthy and Easy Way to Prepare Vegetables #3 Boiling

While this type of vegetable preparation is going out of style, it is still an easy one. However, it is important that you know if you choose this method you will be losing out on many of the nutrients in the vegetables. The process removes them and leaves them in the water. Unless you’re a big fan of this type of preparation you may consider not using it.

Healthy and Easy Way to Prepare Vegetables #4 Baking

This method often gets overlooked unless the vegetable in question is a potato, but it also works great for turnips and carrots. Preparation is easy, just slice up the vegetables, lightly brush them with oil, (preferably olive oil and then set them in the over for 40 to 60 minutes and then you’re ready to eat.

Healthy and Easy Way to Prepare Vegetables #5 Barbeque

Yes, that’s right, barbeque. Most people don’t realize that they can barbeque vegetables. In fact, all too often barbecuing is considered a form of food preparation reserved only for meat, but who says a barbeque has to be completely unhealthy? If you’ve got a big enough barbeque, then save a spot on the grill for the vegetables. All you have to do is slice up the vegetables you want, wrap them in foil and them put them on the grill and not only are you getting your meat, but your veggies too.

Vegetables are important to a healthy lifestyle, but they don’t have to be boring. If you mix and match your vegetables with the different types of healthy preparations available you can keep your lifestyle interesting, but most importantly, healthy.

About the Author: Yuki Shoji offers a *free Report on How you can look & stay attractive by eating foods at EatandLookGood.com


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