5 Ingredients That Make Any Veggie Spectacular
Forget the cheese sauce. Jennifer Tyler Lee, creator of a website that gets families to eat more vegetables
, shows us a few ways to take everything from asparagus to radicchio to new levels.
Photo: Chris Chowaniec
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The Textural Treats: Seeds
One of the easiest ways to dress up familiar favorites, whether sautéed green beans or shredded carrots, is to top them with what Lee calls "sprinkles." Sesame seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds or sliced almonds add crunch, visual interest and extra nutrition. The key is to put the seeds on food right before serving, so they retain their crispness and don't get soggy. Lee also loves walnuts and pomegranate seeds.
Get the recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds