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The Five Sweetest Vegetables You Can Snack On

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
The Five Sweetest Vegetables You Can Snack On

Vegetables, even vegetables high in sugar, can make a great snack. Especially if you are trying to stop snacking on unhealthy candies or fried snacks. The best vegetables to snack on include podded peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, and rutabagas (swedes/neeps).


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List of Snacking Vegetables

1Podded Peas
Podded PeasPodded Peas have only 26 calories per cup, around 4 calories per pod. Simply wash the pods and pack them as a snack. Podded peas can be eaten raw, and have a satisfying crunchy texture.
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2Carrots
A Stack of Carrots Crunchy, sweet, and packed with vitamins, carrots are an excellent snack food. A single baby carrot has only 5 calories. Whole carrots are also a great option with only 30 calories in the average carrot.
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3Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes Packed with vitamins A,C,K, potassium, iron, and calcium, sweet potatoes are a super vegetable. Sweet potatoes can be cut and eaten raw, or quickly baked in the microwave. Bake five on Sunday and keep them in the fridge for the work week. Sweet potatoes are sweet, and taste great hot or cold. A medium sized sweet potato provides around 105 calories.
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4Beets
Beets Beets are one of the sweetest vegetables around, and a good source of fiber. A single beet on has 35 calories. Beware of pickled beets which can have a lot of added sugar.
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5Rutabagas
A rutabaga Rutabagas have a sweet nutty flavor and are amazingly filling. Chop them into sticks and enjoy them raw the next time you are overcome with a snack craving. One cup chopped has only 50 calories.
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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.
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