There’s more to life than broccoli

More than 49 things to be precise. So many people who are dialing in their diet, whether it be for competion prep or just improved health stick to the same list of 3 or 4 green vegetables. I can even be found guilty of this myself. It’s so easy to go to the vegie shop and just buy spinach, broccoli, green capsicums and mushrooms that sometimes we forget that there is a world of vegetables out there that are low-carbohydrates and high in fibre.

To help make your shopping and eating more exciting I”ve compiled this list of 50 different vegies that are low in carbohydrates and mostly fibre:

  1. Alfalfa Sprouts
  2. Artichoke Hearts
  3. Asparagus
  4. Basil
  5. Bamboo Shoots
  6. Bean sprouts
  7. Beetroot Greens
  8. Bock Choy
  9. Broccoli
  10. Broccolini
  11. Broccolili Rabe
  12. Brussels Sprouts
  13. Cabbage
  14. Capers
  15. Capsicum (Green)
  16. Cauliflower
  17. Coriander
  18. Celery
  19. Chard
  20. Chicory
  21. Chilies
  22. Chives
  23. Cucumbers
  24. Eggplant
  25. Endive
  26. Escarole
  27. Fennel
  28. Garlic
  29. Gai Lam
  30. Green Beans
  31. Kale
  32. Kan Kung
  33. Leeks
  34. Lettuce
  35. Mushrooms
  36. Mint
  37. Onion
  38. Parsley
  39. Rocket
  40. Radicchio
  41. Radishes
  42. Rhubarb
  43. Sauerkraut/kim-chee
  44. Seaweed/Nori
  45. Shallots
  46. Snow Peas
  47. Spinach
  48. Spring onion
  49. Water Chestnuts
  50. Zucchini

Which of these vegetables do you use the most, and which of these do you have no idea how to cook with?

Photo: Matvey Pesegoff’

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book