8 Ways to Make Eating Vegetables Less Boring


8 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Our FAST managers are sharing 8 tasty ways to eat your veggies—that’s not just the typical salad. Read on to get inspired to make a farmers market run to stock up on fresh vegetables.

Zucchini

My girlfriend and I buy a bag of zucchini and squash from Costco and chop it up into little coins. From there, we sauté it in a teaspoon of olive oil and minced garlic. Add a little bit of soy sauce as its finishing cooking and let it simmer a minute. It makes these antioxidant filled veggies taste delicious and look like something off of the cooking channel

– Greg S., FAST North Scottsdale Manager

Asparagus

My favorite vegetable is asparagus. My ideal way of preparing it is seasoning it with olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and garlic. Bake for 25 minutes at 425 degrees and bon appetite!

–  Jeff P., FAST South Gilbert Manager

Broccoli

My favorite vegetable is broccoli. It tastes great steamed with natural butter and pink Himalayan salt. It is rich in sulforaphane which is an antioxidant that boosts your immune system and can be preventative against certain cancers as well as other heart diseases and diabetes.

– Shane Anderson, FAST North Central Phoenix Manager

Corn

Corn is my favorite vegetable because I can enjoy it many different ways. Whether left on the cob or cut off, cooked or kept raw, it’s always delicious! There are many health benefits to corn, including increased bone strength, immunity boost and prevents anemia. One of my favorite recipes involves a delicious avocado corn salsa.

– Kyle S., FAST Ahwatukee Manager

Green Bell Peppers

Green bell peppers are my favorite vegetable because they can take form in many different ways. They are packed full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, C, and B6. Green bell peppers are also a great source of molybdenum, vitamin E, dietary fiber pantothenic acid and potassium. I like to use green bell peppers in salads, a ring around my egg in the morning, or as a substitute for taco shells.

– Kyle D., FAST Arrowhead Manager

Sweet Potato

My favorite vegetables are sweet potatoes.  They are full of Vitamin A and potassium and are a good source of vitamin C, manganese, calcium, vitamin B-6, fiber and iron.  I like to pair them with a steak and a salad for a very well rounded dinner.

– Travis C., South Chandler FAST Manager

Broccoli

I’m a big fan of broccoli. Not only do I like the taste but it has many health related benefits. For instance, it helps with decreasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. Broccoli is also great for helping decreasing the risk of cancer, helps to improve bone health, and can also help the overall health of your skin.

– Brandon W., FAST Litchfield Park Manager

Spinach

My go to vegetable is spinach. It is easy to prepare in a large salad or adding it to any meal. Spinach is high in iron which is beneficial for skin care and muscle function by helping oxygenated our cells for better performance.

– Wade H., FAST Old Town Scottsdale Manager

Whether you’re new to cooking healthy or simply looking for an alternative way to eat more vegetables, give these 8 tips a try. You can always look for more inspiration on Pinterest too. Cheers to eating more veggies this spring.