Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hey! I'm A Green Too!

Eat Your Greens!

That saying is getting a lot of press lately.

Greens are a powerhouse in the the nutritional world (high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, vitamins A, C, E & K, fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and numerous other micronutrients & phytochemicals) and that's why it's so important to work them into your daily regimen.  Yes, I said daily.  But what generally comes to mind is a plate of lettuce, kale or spinach.

Luckily greens are not isolated to standard rabbit food (I still hate salads).  There are a wide variety of greens out there and here's just a few to embrace:

  • Beet Greens
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Cabbage
  • Collards
  • Dandelion
  • Edive
  • Fresh Herbs: Cilantro, Parsley, etc.
  • Mustard Greens
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Sauerkraut
  • Sprouts
  • Swiss Chard
  • Watercress
  • Wild Greens

While any of these can and should be eaten raw, they can also be steamed, boiled or water sautéed.  Now you have no excuses for not eating your greens.

OK, I can't lie to you guys.  I'm not a fan of "greens," but I have been making a real effort lately to eat them.  Best way I have found other than grinding into nothingness via a smoothie or add small pieces of greens to a variety of soups!  Works like a charm, barely know they are there.

Get Your Greens On!
The Hoff

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