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Eating Raw Veggies Best for Blood Pressure

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Your blood pressure benefits when you eat lots of veggies. A recent study suggests the biggest benefit may come from eating your vegetables raw. When you cook vegetables, you change their chemical composition.

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Why Your Mother Was Right About Vegetables (Infographic)

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People tend to under-eat veggies, but these cruciferous crunchies, roots, sprouts and leafy lovelies are low in calories and high in nutrients and fiber. Here's an easy guide to the right portions for your plate.

Mushroom and Asparagus Quiche

Recipe: Asparagus, Tomato and Shiitake Mushroom Quiche

Tags: breakfast, eggs, healthy diet, Recipes, vegetables

This quiche, which has a whole-wheat crust, makes a nice meal with a simple green salad. Change up the vegetables by the season to baby artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, squash or fennel.

Vegetable Nuggets

Recipe: Homemade Veggie Nuggets

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These crispy, homemade nuggets are a simple way to sneak in those extra veggies at any meal and a perfect finger food the whole family will love.

Recipe: fresh bruschetta

Recipe: Crushed Garlic and Basil Bruschetta

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This super tomato-y bruschetta has the simplest ingredients: besides a generous amount of tomatoes, you'll find extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, crushed garlic and balsamic vinegar.

Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables

Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables

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This healthy whole grain is subtly spicy and delicious served with fish or chicken.

Sweet Potato

Recipe: Ginger Sweet Potato Pancakes

Tags: healthy diet, Heart Month, Recipes, vegetables

Looking for a new side to go with your favorite chicken dishes? Try some ginger sweet potato pancakes. They're not only delicious but they're also a good source of dietary fiber and vitamins A and C.

Recipe: Strawberry Sweetheart Smoothie

Recipe: Mango Strawberry Sweetheart Smoothie

Tags: breakfast, Recipes, seeds, smoothie, valentine's day, vegetables

This smoothie will entice you with mango, grapes, strawberries and peaches while including various veggies, yogurt and chia seeds. Blend one up for yourself, your spouse or your children -- all the sweethearts in your life deserve it.

Vegetable Soup

Recipe: Easy Vegetable Tomato Soup

Tags: healthy diet, healthy eating, Recipes, vegetables, vegetarian

This mixed vegetable soup recipe is versatile -- a perfect way to use your leftover veggies. Any vegetables you have on hand will work so feel free to get creative!

Oven-Roasted Asparagus Spears

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus Spears

Tags: healthy diet, healthy eating, Recipes, vegetables

This simple and delicious recipe for oven-roasted asparagus is the perfect addition to your favorite dinner.