5 Healthy Vegetables To Cook With Potatoes

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June is National Fruit and Vegetables Month, and with Americans eating almost 126 pounds of potatoes per capita each year, the potato is easily America’s favorite vegetable. We’re celebrating this special month by recommend 5 tasty veggies that make any potato dish truly delicious, and also help promote your body’s health.

 

Asparagus

This low-calorie and low-sodium perennial is a great source of dietary fiber, as well as many vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B6, which promotes good metabolism. You can roast, steam and stir-fry asparagus shoots, or even serve them raw as part of a salad.

Try a Recipe

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus

 

Broccoli

A good source for Vitamin C and dietary fiber, Broccoli offers many more health benefits, including anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties, and helping to prevent heart disease. There are many ways to cook broccoli, but steaming is the best way to retain all of the good stuff that makesĀ  Broccoli one of the healthiest vegetables around.

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Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes

 

Brussels Sprouts

Like broccoli, these funny-looking buds have anti-cancer properties and are also great sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fiber. If you’re not a fan of bitter foods, add some butter, garlic and salt to even things out when cooking. Also, avoid boiling when cooking brussels sprouts, and steam, microwave or stir-fry to preserve most nutritional benefits.

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Microwave Steamed New Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

 

Carrots

Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A, and helps with immunity, bone development, vision and fighting different types of cancer. Carrots can be chopped, boiled, fried and steamed; and used as sides or in soups, stews and even salads; making them one of the most versatile vegetables you can eat.

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Quick & Healthy Garden Veggie Potato Salad

 

Red Onions

The outer layers of red onions contain high amounts of flavonoids, which help to reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Red onions can be chopped and served raw with salads or sandwiches, and cooked to allow their sweet taste to give soups and stews a delicious flavor.

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Quick & Healthy Microwave Baked Potato Salad

 

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