The Veggie Bracket: The Final Four

Veggie Bracket_final fourBy now, your NCAA bracket has probably gone down in flames. If it hasn’t, you either have super powers or you secretly filled out 11 brackets to cover just about every scenario (even with your 11th bracket, there’s no way you picked Wichita State in the Final Four). But even though you failed to predict college hoops, at least you can fall back on your veggie bracket.

After some tireless taste testing, I churned this beast down to a final four. Here’s the dramatic conclusion to my veggie bracket:

Romaine Lettuce vs. Carrots: This one came down to taste vs. convenience. You can eat carrots anywhere, and when you’re always busy (or lazy), that goes a long way. But romaine lettuce is just too delicious. There are few veggies that can match the crisp, refreshing taste of romaine lettuce, and that’s what this bracket is all about. Romaine wins in a tight one.

Broccoli vs. Peas: Peas have the snap factor, and that’s tough to beat. Plus, like carrots, peas are a great “on the run” veggie. But broccoli dominates in terms of health benefits. And, as long as it isn’t overcooked (mushy broccoli is worse than beets, and beets are the worst thing I’ve ever eaten), broccoli makes any meal better. I have to go with broccoli.

The Championship: Broccoli vs. Romaine Lettuce- Broccoli’s just so darn consistent. When you eat broccoli, you always know what you’re getting. When romaine is good, it’s fantastic. But it has some freshness variables that make it more of a wildcard. To be a true veggie champ, you need to bring heat every time, and broccoli steps up every time. So with that in mind, broccoli is my champ.

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To download your own veggie bracket just click here: Veggie Bracket (blank). It’s a really fun way to eat lots of vegetables. This was way fun, and I absolutely recommend giving it a whirl!

Check out the previous Veggie Bracket posts here: Part 1, Part 2.

Related Post: The Fruit and Vegetable Serving Size Guide

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  2. MSU Grad Life & Wellness

     /  April 3, 2013

    Reblogged this on MSU_GradLife and commented:
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  3. I was betting that you’d pick carrots to win it all, but broccoli is an excellent winner 🙂

    Reply
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