7 Healthy Veggies To Get Excited About

Sure, veggies are healthy, but which ones stand above the crowd? Follow along as we explore the healthiest vegetables the world has to offer!

Kale

Surprising no one, kale is one of the healthiest vegetables out there. Aside from being low calorie and a great base for salads and soups, kale is rich in vitamins A, C, and K. Interestingly enough, kale juice has even been shown to reduce blood pressure.

Broccoli

We love broccoli. It’s versatile, beloved, and flexible to tons of different flavor profiles. It’s a nutritional powerhouse too, with a single cup of broccoli containing 200% of your daily dose of vitamin C. Broccoli is a great option if you’re looking to reduce waste as well! Check out our guide on cooking root-to-stem with the classic green. 

Broccoli Rabe

Pound for pound, broccoli rabe is actually slightly healthier than its famous cousin. Along with its naturally high vitamin C content, broccoli rabe is also a good source of protein. Look to healthy items like our Broccoli Rabe Recovery Juice or our Broccoli Rabe and Kale Harvest Salad for inspiration! 

Beets

Turns out Dwight Schrute knew what he was talking about. The Office references aside, beets are great sources of both potassium and folate. Most importantly, beets are a leading source of nitrates, which have all sorts of heart health related benefits. Discover how to substitute beets into some of your favorite dishes here! 

Carrots

Carrots’ intriguing orange color isn’t just for show; its natural hue is the result of high amounts of beta-carotene, which promotes eye health. Additionally, carrots can be used to take gluten off your menuboost trendy menu items, and help you stay diabetic friendly.

Spinach

Take a cue from Popeye and add spinach to your menu immediately. The leafy green is nutrient rich and has a secret weapon; each cup contains cancer fighting chlorophyll. If that wasn’t enough to get you on board, spinach is flexible to different cooking methods and makes a crowd-pleasing appetizer. 

Peas

Proving once again that the best things come in small packages, peas are excellent sources of fiber, protein, and a variety of vitamins. Although they are considered a starchy vegetable, don’t let it turn you off from the veggie; peas have been shown to fight cancers, support digestion, and promote muscle growth.