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