Break Out of a Veggie Rut! by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, September 30, 2013
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If you like kale, try Swiss chard
This popular leafy green has an underappreciated relative! Pick up a bunch of Swiss chard and enjoy the succulent green leaves and delicate, crunchy stems.
If you like apples, try jicama
Fresh, crunchy and slightly sweet–this lesser known root veggie is low in calories (45 per cup) and high in fiber.
If you like arugula, try mizuna
Green, peppery and delish, this leafy green is packed with nutrients and perfect for salads and pesto sauces.
If you like sweet potatoes, try butternut squash
From soups, to curry, to a killer pizza topping–you can’t go wrong with the burst of flavor and dynamite texture of this winter squash.
If you like turnips, try parsnips
Parsnips have a flavorful edge that’s sweet yet spicy, simple yet complex. Try them roasted, baked, smashed or pureed.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »