Yes, it’s true; men like more vegetables than the usual potatoes and tomatoes. So, I’ve listed ten vegetables they can’t get enough of. These vegetables will keep any guy coming back for more because they are nutrient-dense and flavorful. So, let’s dive in and explore what makes them so irresistible!
Enjoyed in many different ways, roasted, mashed, or fried, potatoes are hearty vegetables that many love. These little round guys are incredibly filling, allowing you to remain feeling full longer, effectively helping you eat a lot less than you need to! One study showed that out of 38 typical foods, potatoes were awarded the highest fullness rating. Besides that, they’re a great energy source for active people!
Not hard to believe that broccoli is here. Of course, it might be different if we’re talking about children. But, this vegetable is oh so delightful when roasted or grilled. Add seasoning to those cooked little green trees, and take me to heaven! But that’s not all; these guys are packed with nutrients, like vitamins C and K, fiber, and even protein! You heard me right; broccoli has protein to help you build muscle. Not hard to see why this veggie is hard to resist.
Corn is a summertime staple eaten in every household. Just, oh my cob! This sweet veggie is so delightful, whether grilled, on the cob, added into a healthy hearty salad, or used to make a spicy salsa; corn adds a hint of sweetness and a satisfying crunch. Even better are the benefits of this delicious veggie, a good source of fiber and antioxidants, a win-win-win!
4. Bell peppers
A little bit sweet and savory, bell peppers are the versatile veggie you need in your kitchen today! These vibrant veggies are high in the nutritional department and come in four different colors. They contain multiple vitamins, potassium, and folate, which reduce the risk of cancer and heart diseases and promote immunity. It doesn’t get better than this!
A classic vegetable that many people of all ages love. Adding tomatoes to a dish provides many health benefits, but more importantly, you add so much flavor! These ruby red beauties contain vitamins C and K, potassium to regulate blood pressure, and folate to promote healthy cell growth and function. Eat it raw on the side, make it into a yummy sauce, or grill it; it’s all delicious! So, make sure to add more sauce to your pasta!
Onions may not be the most glamorous veggie of them all, but there’s much more to this little guy than you think. For one, they are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants, protecting you against heart disease and cancers! But in the flavor department, they add a depth of flavor to anything you add them to, from soups to sauces and even stir-fries. Plus, they tend to be cheap! Now that’s a deal you can’t beat.
Looking for a crunchy, sweet, and healthy snack to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than the vegetable isle because we have carrots! Eat them raw with your favorite dip, roast them with some spices, or saute them into your meal; you can’t go wrong! Even better are all the benefits carrot supplies, including promoting better vision with beta carotene, digestion with fiber, and supporting our health and well-being with those nutritious vitamins and minerals.
A springtime veggie that’s a favorite for those who love to grill. Grilled asparagus has a smoky, slightly charred flavor that’s hard to resist, and it’s packed with nutrients like vitamin K, folate, and fiber. It has a delicious taste and numerous health benefits, like promoting healthy digestion by helping beneficial gut bacteria to grow.
9. Green Beans*
Whether steamed, roasted, sauteed, or grilled, we can transform plain and boring green beans to the star of the meal! Green beans are a good source of vitamins C and K, promoting immunity. Plus, they add a wonderful fresh and crunchy texture to any meal.
You might be wondering why this fungus is on a vegetable list, but it acts as an earthy and savory vegetable in the kitchen. Mushrooms are known for their rich umami flavor, which can add a unique element to any dish. This fungus can even replace meat due to its meaty texture when cooked!