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Take a veggie voyage

As a nutritionist, I love all vegetables—green, yellow, orange, leafy, flowery, crispy, soft…you name it, I’m ready to devour. But I know that not all people feel the same. You may be in a rut because the same produce is on constant repeat (broccoli, carrots, green beans, broccoli, carrots, green beans, etc!). To keep things exciting in the veggie department, I recommend adding a few unique picks to your produce drawer. Beets are loaded with fiber and antioxidants, but most people aren’t sure how to use the ruby red vegetable. You can add them to a green salad, you can pickle them, or try adding them to a smoothie. Zucchini and other squash varieties are delish and super versatile. You can make Spaghetti Squash Noodles or Zoodles (zucchini-noodles), Zucchini Chips, Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Muffins and so much more. Another interesting veggie: Jicama (pronounced hick-ama), a root vegetable with a crisp texture and slightly sweet, nutty flavor. I use them to whip up Jicama Fries that are soooo good.