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While it is wise to eat a wide variety of vegetables, it is cost effective to build meals around fresh, seasonal, reasonably priced produce.  By selecting one or two primary vegetables, it allows you to prepare a larger quantity to use for multiple meals.

Here are some examples using broccoli or asparagus:

1. Cook the vegetable: Broccoli and asparagus can be steamed, stir-fried, or cooked briefly in boiling water. In addition, asparagus can be grilled.

2. Use the cooked vegetable as a side dish, on salads, serve with brown rice, quinoa, lentils, or whole wheat pasta. Add to store-bought soups or make a quick soup with broth, the pre-cooked vegetable and brown rice. Pre-cooked vegetables can be also be used to make homemade burritos or quesadillas, or an omlet.

3. Use raw broccoli or asparagus in homemade soups. Make a broccoli salad, or serve raw broccoli on salads, with hummus or a salad dressing.

Love, Health & Happiness,

Phyllis

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