Posts tagged vegetables
5 vegetables at their peak right now (and how to enjoy them!)

Veggies: A source of kids’ worst dinner nightmares everywhere, often labeled as “boring.” However, these nutrient-filled powerhouses are key to a healthy diet and packed with more vitamins than anything Centrum can put into a bottle. And if you prepare them right, vegetables are anything but boring.

These days, you can get almost any vegetable at any time of the year, thanks to freezers, cans, and refrigerated transportation. However, these five veggies are currently in their peak season and at their freshest. Read on to find out how each benefits you and some suggestions for enjoying more green veggies this winter.

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Best Ever Garlic Parmesan Mashed Faux-tatoes

Let's face it...mashed cauliflower generally leaves a little to be desired. As low carbers, we eat it, resentfully, silently wishing they were mashed potatoes. But they're not, are they?

Say goodbye to soggy, watery mashed cauliflower. This recipe truly transforms cauliflower in a way that makes me not even miss mashed potatoes. Honestly, truly. 

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Italian Chopped Salad

Sometimes I get a craving for a slice of supreme pizza or an Italian sub. I always tell my clients -- anything you crave that is filled with carbs can be made keto. Literally, anything.

Today, I've transformed my favorite Italian sub into a delicious salad that captures all the same flavors with none of the carbs. All of the Have an additional topping that you like on your sub? Add that in, too!

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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice (or cauli rice, as I often call it, because those two extra syllables can be a burden) is super versatile and the perfect accompaniment to almost any dish. It's weird -- I rarely ate rice before eating keto, but now I eat cauli rice about four times a week. Because of cauliflower's neutral flavor, you can adjust it to whatever you're eating. That means coconut ginger for Thai food, seasoned with coconut aminos for fried rice, and of course, cilantro lime for Mexican dishes. Try this rice as a standalone side dish or as the bottom layer in your homemade chipotle burrito bowl, and thank me later.

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Crispy Keto Eggplant Fries & Smoky Dipping Sauce

If the only way you've ever tried eggplant is parmesan, give these eggplant fries a chance. While the texture of eggplant parm is kind of meaty and hearty, the eggplant in these fries takes on a totally different note and gets crispy on the outside (thanks to an almond meal coating) and almost creamy on the inside. It's truly delicious! As a bonus, try them with the accompanying simple smoky dipping sauce.

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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

You can barely tell from the fluctuating temperatures outside, but spring is here! One of my favorite all-time vegetables is asparagus, and it's at its peak in the spring. Although you can find it fresh year round, this is the time of year when you can expect the flavor to be more pronounced and the price to be cheapest. Why not take advantage of this double whammy by whipping up this quick two-ingredient side dish for dinner tonight?

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