20 Best Vegetables to Eat Today

How to actually eat your veggies? Here are all the best vegetables to get into a healthy diet, and loads of recipes for including each one!

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This Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich is a tasty way to eat lots at once!

We’ve all heard the refrain: Eat more fruits and vegetables! But what does that really look like? And what are the healthiest vegetables to eat? Well, we’ve got answers. Alex and I are cookbook authors of a vegetarian cookbook and our website has over 1,000 recipes for how to make plants taste delicious. But today, we wanted to delve into this question: What are the best vegetables to include in a healthy diet?

After lots of research, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 best vegetables to include in your everyday. The great news? There are so many ways to make them taste delicious. With each vegetable, we’ve included our top recipes for making it taste good. (And you can click the “Get Recipes” button to get even more recipes.) Ready to get started?

And now…the best vegetables to eat in a healthy diet!

Want more ideas? Cruciferous Vegetables Guide & How to Cook Vegetables

More resources

Need more resources on how to eat more veggies? There are so many delicious recipes out there: it’s just a matter of finding them! Here are a few more of our favorite resources for getting lots of veggies into your diet, including meal plans with a weekly planning spreadsheet:

Last updated: June 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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