7 Ways to Eat More Vegetable Foods for Good Health

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6.Dress Up Your Vegetables

Eating vegetables simply steamed—plain—gets old fast. Add just a little olive oil plus big, bold “no-calorie” flavoring (garlic, sherry vinegar), and you’ve got a delicious proof that low-cal eating doesn’t have to be boring. You can do it forever.

Basic Sauteed Kale

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1-1½ pounds kale, ribs removed, coarsely chopped (see Tip)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2-3 teaspoons sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Preparation

  • eat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add kale and cook, tossing with two large spoons, until bright green, about 1 minute. Add water, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Push kale to one side, add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the empty side and cook garlic and crushed red pepper in it until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat and toss together. Stir in vinegar to taste and salt.

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