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60 Recipes To Prove To You That Vegetables Are the Most Delicious Foods

60 Recipes To Prove To You That Vegetables Are the Most Delicious Foods

For a lot of individuals, having a vegetable-based meal can seem a bit unappetizing. This is especially true when one is in the mindset that a vegetable based meal will be in the sauced up form of a salad or bowl of broccoli. However, vegetables deserve more credit than what most people give them. In the right combination, vegetable-based meals can make great appetizers or even main courses. Today, we will take a look at 60 great vegetable recipes where the stars of the show are vegetables. Let us know in the comments below which recipe you will be making use of tonight.

1. Lemony Orzo Veggie Salad with Chicken

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    2. Charred Vegetable Salad

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      3. Grilled Vegetable Salad

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        4. Zesty Three-Bean and Roasted Corn Salad

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          5. Roasted Potatoes with Tangy Watercress Sauce

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            6. Grilled Vegetables with Feta

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              7. Grilled Vegetable Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

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                8. Summer Vegetable Stew with Basil Purée

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                  9. Roasted Root Vegetables with Maple Glaze

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                    10. Eggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Tian

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                      11. Grilled Sweet Onion

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                        12. Roasted Carrots

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                          13. Napa Cabbage Spring Rolls

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                            14. Sugar Snap Peas with Sesame Seeds

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                              15. Fresh Taco Salad

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                                16. Roasted Cherry Tomato Chutney

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                                  17. Arugula Pesto

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                                    18. Summer Vegetable Potato Salad

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                                      19. Grilled Green Beans with Shallots and Sesame Seeds

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                                        20. Asparagus Fritters

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                                          21. Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing

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                                            22. Lemon-Marinated Brussels Sprouts with Parsley and Shallots

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                                              23. Roasted Winter vegetables with Miso-Lime Dressing

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                                                24. Lemony Green Beans with Almond Breadcrumbs

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                                                  25. Thai-Style Brussels Sprouts

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                                                    26. Roasted Sweet Corn with Cheese

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                                                      27. Baked Summer Squash

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                                                        28. Asparagus & Pecorino

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                                                          29. Corn and Zucchini Salad with Chives

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                                                            30. Mixed New Potato Salad with Sweet Basil and Shallots

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                                                              31. Grilled Corn with Herb Butter

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                                                                32.Grilled Beets with Burrata and Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

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                                                                  33. Grilled Green Beans and Peaches

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                                                                    34. Mexican Corn Salad

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                                                                      35. Summer Squash Sauté

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                                                                        36. Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry

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                                                                          37. Tiger Salad

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                                                                            38. Tomato and Sweet Onion Salad

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                                                                              39. Zucchini with Potatoes and Thyme

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                                                                                40. Tunisian Vegetable Salsa

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                                                                                  41. Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Ravioli

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                                                                                    42. Marinated Artichoke & Cauliflower Salad

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                                                                                      43. Cauliflower-Feta Meatballs with Spicy Moroccan Tomato Zucchini Noodles

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                                                                                        44. Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese

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                                                                                          45. Crispy Italian Cauliflower Poppers with Marinara

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                                                                                            46. Roasted Red Pepper Butternut Squash Pasta with Chicken

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                                                                                              47. Sticky Miso Grilled Veggie Skewers

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                                                                                                48. Chimichurri Cauliflower Steak

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                                                                                                  49. Shaved Asparagus Salad

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                                                                                                    50. Eggplant and Asparagus Stacks

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                                                                                                      51. Green Mexican Cauliflower Rice

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                                                                                                        52. Middle Eastern Barbecued Eggplant with Tahini Dressing and Pomegranates

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                                                                                                          53. Cauliflower Fritters

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                                                                                                            54. Mini Crustless Kale and Broccoli Quiches

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                                                                                                              55. Baked Broccoli Burgers

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                                                                                                                56. Sweet Potatoes with Ricotta & Kale

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                                                                                                                  57. Savory Veggie Waffles

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                                                                                                                    58. Shaved Carrot Salad with Pistachio and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

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                                                                                                                      59. Grilled Corn-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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                                                                                                                        60. Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino & Walnuts

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                                                                                                                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                                                                                                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                                                                                                          Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                                                                                                                          Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                                                                                                                          1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                                                                                                                          Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                                                                                                                          2. Stress Relief

                                                                                                                          Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                                                                                                                          3. Improved Sleep

                                                                                                                          Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                                                                                                                          4. Appetite Control

                                                                                                                          Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                                                                                                                          5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                                                                                                                          When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                                                                                                                          6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                                                                                                                          Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                                                                                                                          7. Mosquito Repellant

                                                                                                                          Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                                                                                                                          8. Pain Relief

                                                                                                                          While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                                                                                                                          9. The New Anti-Viral

                                                                                                                          Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                                                                                                                          10. Improved Cognitive Function

                                                                                                                          Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                                                                                                                          11. Money Saving

                                                                                                                          With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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