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Hate vegetables? These recipes will change your mind

Ah, veggies. Love 'em or loathe 'em, they're a v. important part of a balanced diet. Not only do they provide your bod with vitamins and minerals that boost your energy and prevent diseases, but they can also improve your skin and eyesight (win-win!). But what to do when the taste of turnips makes your stomach churn? It's time to get creative in the kitchen, bb. Even if you're veggies' worst critic, we bet these delish (and super easy) recipes will change your mind.

Garlic & soy green beans

Ingredients:
1 package frozen steam-in-bag green beans
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Salt + pepper

Instructions:
1. Microwave green beans according to package corrections. While they're warming, heat up butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
2. Add cooked green beans and soy sauce to the skillet. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Roasted Parmesan broccoli

Ingredients:
2 crowns broccoli, washed and chopped into small florets
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Place florets into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
3. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss with a spoon until well-combined.
4. Spread broccoli florets evenly on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 17-20 minutes, until tops are crispy and browned.
5. Immediately after removing the broccoli from the oven, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Roasted asparagus

Ingredients:
1 bunch asparagus, washed and trimmed
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Toss asparagus with butter, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Spread onto a nonstick baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon wedges if desired.
3. Bake for 15 minutes or until carmelized.

Carmelized peppers and onions

Ingredients:
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 tablespoon avocado oil

Instructions:
1. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add sliced peppers and onions.  Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5-7 minutes (or until veggies are softened), stirring frequently.

Looking for more clean eating tips? Check out these posts:
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🥑 The truth about TikTok nutrition

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by Kathleen O'Neill | 4/28/2022
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