What to know about sweet vegetables?
Sweet vegetables add flavor and nutrition to any meal. From sweet bell peppers to sweet potatoes the choices are many when it comes to sweet vegetables. Here are a few of the most popular and common types of sweet vegetables to keep in mind.
Sweet Bell Peppers
Sweet bell peppers come in a variety of colors such as red, yellow, orange and green and are known for their sweet flavor. Sweet bell peppers are best cooked, they add flavor to many dishes. Here are a few ideas of how to use them:
- Roast and add to salads, tacos, pizza and wraps
- Fry, bake or grill and add to rice dishes, pasta dishes, stir-fries and soups
Sweet potatoes are another popular sweet vegetable that can be cooked in a variety of ways. They are also known for their high nutrient content and are often used as a healthy substitute for white potatoes. Here are some ideas of how to include sweet potatoes into your meals:
- Roast cubes and add to salads, sandwiches or pasta dishes
- Bake and serve as a side
- Mash and use as a replacement for butter or margarine
Corn is a classic sweet vegetable that can be enjoyed fresh, canned or frozen. When it comes to cooking corn there are many ways to enjoy it; grilling, steaming, boiling or mashing. Here are a few ideas of how to use it:
- Grill the corn and add your favorite seasonings
- Steam the corn and season with butter and herbs
- Boil the corn and serve with a pat of butter and salt
- Mash the corn and use as a side or top a pizza
Sweet vegetables are a great way to add flavor and nutrition to any meal. From sweet bell peppers to sweet potatoes, there are many sweet vegetables to choose from. Whether you are looking for a quick side dish or an all-out feast, adding sweet vegetables to your meals will make them more delicious and nutritious.