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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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                                                                                                                          7 Ways To Make Exercise Fun For Everyone

                                                                                                                          7 Ways To Make Exercise Fun For Everyone

                                                                                                                          From Atkins to Paleo to eating gluten-free despite not being one of the rare few people afflicted with celiac disease, fad diets are everywhere. It drives me crazy because I believe these diets do more harm than good. Your body is made up of a variety of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, and losing weight healthily isn’t possible when you fill your body with unnecessary synthetic plastics, sugars, and powders. There’s no easy button in life.

                                                                                                                          What you need to do is exercise, which isn’t very appealing to many people. Workouts take work, so there’s already a stigma involved in going to the gym. Starting a healthy workout regimen becomes easier when you make it fun. If you want to live long and prosper, get off the couch and try these methods to turn your workout into a playout.

                                                                                                                          1. Take the scenic route.

                                                                                                                          Walking is an easy way to transition to a healthy lifestyle, and it’s free. Not only do you burn calories (check out this calculator for how many calories you burn based on your weight), but you see the world in a different way. Hiking in nature is great if you have access to it, but don’t let living in an urban area deter you from walking.

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                                                                                                                          Whenever I’m creatively stuck I get my head straight by walking a couple of miles. It’s also how I discover new paths, meet new people, and stumble upon hole-in-the-wall spots I never would have found otherwise. You could drive past the same place every day and never appreciate the beauty, nor even notice it’s there.

                                                                                                                          2. Distract yourself.

                                                                                                                          No matter what exercise routine you choose, use the time to meditate. You may wonder how marathon runners are able to put so many miles on their bodies. It’s because the pain from running that you avoid is something they’ve learned to harness to enter a transcendental state. If you’re aware of the benefits of meditation and exercise but don’t have time to do both, you can combine them, killing two birds with one healthy stone.

                                                                                                                          3. Listen to music or podcasts.

                                                                                                                          There are few experiences in life more pleasurable than turning up the music and drowning out the world around you. With so many podcasts and music apps available on your smartphone, you can easily find entertainment options perfectly suited to your personal tastes. Never worry what people may think of you when working out;instead, crank up the volume and get lost in your own world. You’ll be in shape before you know it.

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                                                                                                                          4. Bring a friend.

                                                                                                                          Some people can’t go anywhere alone. While I highly recommend dining out and seeing a movie in a theater alone, having company while exercising is very helpful. It allows you to pace yourself with someone else, and gives you a coach to motivate and push harder than you may have on your own.

                                                                                                                          Many exercises are safer when done with a friend, and some sports can only be played with another person. Involving others in your goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Just remember to continue exercising if the other person flakes, or they’ll be in control of your health.

                                                                                                                          5. Accessorize.

                                                                                                                          There are accessories that can make exercise easier, and sometimes buying a new toy can add some much-needed fun to your routine. With apps like RunKeeper and Nike+, your smartphone is capable of tracking your vitals and progress. Wrist weights can add a new dimension to your workout, and, if you exercise at night, a headlamp can help you see what’s in front of you so you don’t trip.

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                                                                                                                          For urban runners and power-walkers, one of the biggest obstacles is other people. It’s difficult to get in your meditative zone and enjoy your music when you constantly have to dodge people. To resolve this vexing issue, Runbell, a startup in Tokyo, has developed the runner’s version of the bicycle bell. With this lightweight brass bell warning people you’re approaching from behind, you’re free to maintain your transcendental state while continuing your workout. Head to their Kickstarter campaign to pledge your support.

                                                                                                                          6. Compete.

                                                                                                                          A little healthy competition can motivate you to push yourself further in your workout regimen. There are apps like Zombies, Run! which turns your run into a video game, and MyFitnessPal which allows you to connect with others in the exercise community. Whether you’re directly competing with a friend, an online community, or against your previous self, setting goals is the key to reaching them. Running with no destination can feel like an impossible task, and it’s easy to get distracted.

                                                                                                                          7. Relax.

                                                                                                                          The best part about exercising is how much you enjoy the downtime. If you think laying on your couch all day is enjoyable, it has nothing on that hour you spend as a couch potato after a rigorous workout. Jay-Z said it best, “in order to experience joy, you need pain.” The harder you push yourself while exercising, the better you’ll feel when you’re relaxing.

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                                                                                                                          With that said, don’t relax too much, or it loses the effect. It’s okay to indulge every so often. Treat yourself to some junk food you’re craving, imbibe a drink here and there, and spend a day vegging out on your couch. Staying healthy doesn’t have to be torture. Just turn down when you can and dedicate some time to better the health of your body. You only get one.

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