Your go-to’s… solid, reliable and dependable. They’re always there to produce an a feeling you love. I bet you have a go-to pair of shoes that you love just a little bit more than the rest, a go-to potluck recipe that’s always a crowd-pleaser, and a go-to song that always puts you in a good mood. We love our go-to’s! And for me, my fridge is no exception. Today, I’m sharing my 5 go-to veggies that always make it into my shopping cart each week, along with some easy recipes ideas to help you enjoy them!
#1) MUSHROOMS. Bananas aren’t the only food that provide potassium. Mushrooms also contain this important nutrient. I love mushrooms for their earthy flavor and ability to keep any dish from drying out. (Which is particularly helpful if you’re someone who relies on leftovers a lot!)
#2) BELL PEPPERS. Whichever color is on sale, I go for! Bell peppers are an essential ingredient for me and not just because they’re high in vitamin C (a vitamin we can only get from food!). These bright babies can provide crunch and texture to most any meal.
#3) ONIONS. What doesn’t taste better with onions? This aromatic veggie goes with any and all things raw or cooked. And did you know that onions are also good source of fiber!?
#4) ZUCCHINI. Now known for its superior spiral-ness as a noodle substitute, I find zucchini to be an easy addition to lots of dishes.
#5) SPINACH. Popeye wasn’t wrong about spinach’s ability to make his muscles strong. Spinach is high in iron and best absorbed by the body when eating alongside vitamin C (bell peppers we’re looking at you!). I love baby spinach best raw, but if it’s starting to fade it’s so easy include in a variety of meals.
Here’s a quick list of how I like to use these 5 go-to veggies for quick weeknight meals:
These versatile veggies rarely go to waste because I can use them for almost any type of cuisine I'm craving!
What are your go-to vegetables you stock up on each week? Tell us in the comments below.