Getting your fill of nutrient-rich vegetables isn’t something that should be taken lightly if health and wellbeing are a priority in your life. And while kale certainly is high on the list of bang-for-your-buck veggies, there’s no point forcing yourself to chow down on foods that are making you miserable.
Luckily, there are so many vegetables out there that are packed with good-for-you nutrients, so you’re bound to find a few that you like. Your taste buds - and health - will thank you.
Spinach is a leafy green classic and we love it thanks to its versatility. Iron, vitamin K and vitamin C are just a few of the nutrients it packs in abundance - not to mention its impressive fibre content.
Wilt it into casseroles, blend it into smoothies or eat it raw in a salad to give your meal an instant upgrade.
Feeling fancy? Asparagus might not feature on your daily shopping list but munching on asparagus every now and then pays serious health dividends. It’s rich in B vitamins, making it useful for energy production and a healthy metabolism.
Looking for a new way to enjoy it? Try shaving it lengthways into thin slices with a vegetable peeler to eat it raw in salads.
Bored of spinach? Move over to watercress for a bit of a change that still gives you the health boost you’re looking for. With its high levels of vitamin C, this powerhouse is good for your immunity and also offers up a healthy dose of iron.
Use it in salads, sandwiches and smoothies.
4 Red peppers
It’s not only green vegetables that pack a nutrient punch. Red peppers are rich in vitamin C and B vitamins, so adding them to soups, stir fries and salads will not only add a health boost to your meal but it’ll also brighten up your dinner plate.
If you’ve got a little more time for meal prep, why not try stuffed or roasted peppers?
They might be all the rage now thanks to the oh so trendy zoats, zucchini fries and courgetti, but courgettes have long been a simple yet nutritious vegetable to fill up on.
They boast vitamin C to help ward off illness, potassium which is good for maintaining a healthy blood pressure and dietary fibre to help keep you regular.