Spring is in the air!
In honor of the change in seasons, let’s brainstorm a few ways we can make small, easy changes to our health and wellness. We’ll keep it simple by sharing our five quick facts about our favorite green vegetables with you, along with a few tips on how to incorporate them into your meals.
These greens are high in antioxidants and carry a bevy of minerals and vitamins A, B, C, E and K. Eating green this spring will not only feel festive, but also ensure a healthier you!
DID YOU KNOW:
- Spinach has more calcium than milk.
- Broccoli is a perfect low calorie, high energy snack! A half cup has 27 calories, with less than 1g of fat, and is PACKED with protein.
- Parsley is one of the best plant sources of iron and vitamin K, which directly impacts your bone and blood health.
- One cup of shredded Cabbage has 190% the daily amount of Vitamin C that we need. It also contains virtually zero fat.
- “Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.” Google that phrase and you’ll see why eating more kale is a great way to dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet.
Kale Chips 3 Ways: BBQ, Salt & Vinegar, Sour Cream & Onion
Want to try a new salad? Check out these pairings for delicious ideas.
Check out Mark’s Daily Apple for an outline of the basics of salad-making.
Mark outlines ideas for your salad base, add-in’s, proteins, oils, acids, and spices/herbs. There are some awesome salad dressing recipes towards the bottom, too!