25 Ways to Prepare Delicious Vegetables

Mix up your veggie repertoire!

ways to prepare delicious vegetables

Veggies are good for the body–most people wouldn’t argue with that. Yet we don’t always eat as many as we should. This may be because we get tired of the same ol’ dishes we’ve been serving for years. We need to mix up our routine with tasty new vegetable varieties. These 25 ways to prepare delicious veggies will help you to add vegetable goodness to your daily routine.

Veggie-Up Your Life

Women ages 19 to 50 should eat 2.5 cups of vegetables each day. Choosing vegetables prepared in a healthy way (i.e. without heaping gobs of cheese) reduces the risk of chronic ailments, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes as well as some types of cancer. Veggies work their magic by delivering a superhero-worthy list of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other good-for-you substances.

Serving veggies doesn’t need to be boring; and you don’t need to smother them with heavy sauces to make them taste yummy. In fact, clean-eating vegetable recipes, like the dishes we’re sharing below, allow you to serve veggies by using non- or minimally-processed ingredients that are good for your body and health.

25 Ways to Prepare Delicious Vegetables

1. Vegetable Panini with Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese

Sandwiches are great ways to prepare vegetables, especially when the recipe is as tasty as this one.  

2. The Best Vegetarian Chili Ever

When you want vegetable recipes for an entrée, you can’t go wrong with this tasty slow cooker dish.

3. Crustless Asparagus Quiche

Who says veggies can’t be breakfast? Combine ‘em with eggs in this breakfast recipe.

4. Green Beans with Cranberries & Walnuts

Cranberries add a special something to this side dish, which offers just 44 calories per serving.

5. Crock-pot Cauliflower Fried Rice

ways to prepare delicious vegetables

Cauliflower’s been getting a makeover recently—give this recipe a try to find out why.

6. Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Party time, grill time, any time…this cleaned up version of the vegetable side dish classic will satisfy your taste buds and your waistline.

7. Mediterranean Quinoa-Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

For healthy ways to prepare vegetables, look for Mediterranean-diet inspired dishes like this yummy recipe.

8. Risotto with Broccoli Rabe, Ricotta, & Toasted Zucchini

This delicious recipe is a tasty way to spruce up the side dish menu.

9. Overstuffed Veggie Sandwich

Loads of veggies make this sandwich a great vegetable recipe option.

10. Philly Cheese Sandwich, Vegetarian Style

With meaty Portobello mushrooms this sandwich is a lunch or dinner winner.

11. Pearl Barley and Vegetable Minestrone

Soup vegetable recipes are a smart way to serve healthy recipes.

12. Sweet Potato, Kale, and Leek Gratin

This recipe is a healthy side dish, but it can also serve as a light entrée when you pair it with a green salad.

13. Garlicky Sautéed Bok Choy

ways to prepare vegetables

Mix up your menu with this Asian cuisine-inspired veggie recipe.

14. Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Pine Nuts and Parmesan Shavings

This salad tastes as good as it looks—and it’s easier to make than you might think.  

15. Spicy Southwestern Vegetarian Burger

Kidney beans and corn form a healthy base for this burger alternative.

16. Roasted Cauliflower with Red Peppers and Olives

Cauliflower takes the starring role in delicious vegetable recipes like this one.

17. Crustless Vegetable Quiche

Veggie goodness makes this a filling breakfast or brunch dish.

18. Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

Come home to a warm, ready-to-enjoy dinner by adding this soup to your menu plan.  

19. Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce

zucchini dish

This “pasta” is made with julienned zucchini for a nice twist on conventional vegetable recipes.

20. Simple Black Bean Corn Quinoa Salad

Enjoy this versatile dish warm or cold as a light main course or side.

21. Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Potato and Bean Soup

Add this vegan crock-pot soup to your menu plan for a filling meal.

22. Garden Salad with Lemon & Oil Dressing

As a light lunch or dinner salad, this recipe is packed with leafy greens and more.

23. Clean-Eating Cobb Salad

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Get the taste you want with this healthier alternative to traditional Cobb salad recipes.

24. Spinach and Roasted Vegetable Salad with Cornbread Croutons

Discover new ways to prepare vegetables with this dish, which includes squash and Brussels sprouts.

25. Asparagus with Feta Yogurt Mint Dressing

Asparagus is a low-calorie, high-fiber veggie that deserves to be on any clean-eating menu.  

Which one of these ways to prepare delicious vegetables are you going to try first? Want to find more delicious, convenient clean-eating recipes? Check out our Pinterest boards and subscribe to our daily eNewsletter!

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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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