Today I wanted to share my top 5 favorite vegetables with you! I’m in love with literally every kind of fruit, but veggies, I have to force myself to eat–except for these guys, these guys I love!!
These were a childhood staple growing up and I love them still! I mostly eat baked potatoes or homemade potato “fries”. But I love all incarnations—cheese potatoes, hash browns, mashed. And I like sweet potatoes a LOT too!
Here are my top recipes with potatoes:
- Healthy Slow Cooker Potato Soup
- Sweet potato fries with bacon and blue cheese
- Garlic Smashed Potatoes
I love leaf spinach for its versatility: I can throw it in the blender in a smoothie or make a big fresh salad of it. I almost always go through a box a week.
Here are some of my favorite recipes using spinach:
Carrots are such a delicious and easy vegetable. I almost always buy bags of baby carrots because I love how simple they make getting my veggies! I like it with hummus, peanut butter, ranch or just plain old. Besides raw I really like carrots roasted! Here are two quick and easy roasted carrot recipes:
2. Green Peppers
Thank goodness for grown up taste buds and for re-trying old foods I used to hate. I NEVER ate peppers until after I got married—now I love them raw or sautéed; chopped up in stuff, you name it—I eat it!
Yeah, I know it’s not a “good” vegetable but I love it. Especially on the cob—with salt and butter–summertime perfection! And Nate now loves it too so that’s awesome!
AND the veggie I love to hate….
BROCCOLI!!! There are a lot of vegetables I like or tolerate as an adult that I didn’t as a kid, but broccoli is my nemesis. I don’t even like it in a cheesy broccoli soup, but to each their own.
My parents and I had quite the stubborn run in when I was a wee lass about broccoli. I sat at the table looking at it until bedtime. I went to bed thinking I had “won” and made my intentions about said disgusting, green vegetable known. But alas, I met the full extent of my parent’s combined evil genius: I woke excited for my breakfast of oatmeal, but instead found I would be eating reheated broccoli.
After that I always had to choke down a small helping whenever it was served. Then, a month or so after I turned 18, as we were sitting around the dinner table the bowl of broccoli came to me. I quietly passed it along, hoping no one would notice. My sweet sister felt the need to draw my parent’s attention to my oversight. Quietly I looked down at my plate and said, “I’m 18 years old, I hate broccoli, I always have and I always will. I’m never eating it again.”
You could cut the silence with a knife. Then my parents shrugged, dinner continued, and I breathed a huge sigh of relief.
And no more broccoli for me!!! Yup, that was my huge 18 year old rebellion. haha!
What is your favorite vegetable?