Posts Tagged ‘greens’

Vegetables for Breakfast – A Healthy Start

Vegetables for Breakfast

Vegetables for breakfast help us increase the required amount we need each day. According to the US Dietary Guidelines, most adults should eat between 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 2 ½ cups of vegetables a day. But, most people do not think of eating vegetables first thing in the morning.…

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Asian Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry – Simple and Healthy

Asian Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

This Asian Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry is a simple but healthy meal that can be ready in under 30 minutes. The vegetables retain their crispness (and nutrients), offering a nice compliment to the tender chicken. The two essential vegetables here are carrots and bok choy, both of which are excellent sources of the antioxidant…

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30 Minute Dinners – Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food

30 Minute Dinners

Here are ideas for 30 Minute Dinners recipes. Anyone with school-age children knows that things can get busy. Really busy with school and homework and practices and performances. And they want dinner every night! Grabbing some fast food in between activities is an option, but that can break your bottom line and your waistline pretty…

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Vitamin C – A Critical Component for Your Body

vitamin c

Vitamin C is one of the most crucial components of good health. The body does not store it, so it is critical to take enough daily through food or supplementation. Luckily there are plenty of wonderful vegetables and fruits available to help your body get the nutrition it needs. Vitamin C Deficiency Chronically denying your…

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12 Tips to Make Incredible Green Salads

Green Salads

Green Salads are much more than boring iceberg lettuce with carrot shavings and bottled dressing. There are so many wonderful possibilities for salads, sometimes we just need a little inspiration. Listed below are some tips and suggestions turning that ho-hum pile of greens shoved to the side of the plate into the main attraction. Green…

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Mixed Greens Tart – Fiber, Iron, and Antioxidants

Mixed Greens Tart

This Mixed Greens Tart is perfect for an appetizer or brunch and makes an ideal side dish for lunch or dinner. Leafy dark organic green vegetables are considered one of the most potent cancer-preventing foods. They are loaded with fiber, iron, and antioxidants, with no fat and minimal sodium. Use your favorite greens, or maybe a…

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Storing Greens – 5 Rules for Lettuce, Cabbage, Other Greens

storing greens

Storing greens, after we purchase or grow is something we’re never taught, and there’s nothing more disheartening than opening the produce drawer of your refrigerator to make a salad and find that your lettuce has turned to a soggy mess. Or maybe you’re craving a green smoothie, and the kale is nothing but a shriveled…

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Sauteed Rosemary Beets – Easy Way to Prepare a Superfood

Sauteed Rosemary Beets

Rosemary beets (beets in particular) are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. This healthy side dish keeps it simple with some fresh herbs and lemon juice. One cup (136 grams) of boiled beets (beetroot) contains fewer than 60 calories, while 3/4 cup (100 grams) of raw beets boasts the following nutrients: Calories: 43 Water: 88%…

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Beef and Vegetable Soup – Plus Greens For Extra Nutrition

Beef and Vegetable Soup

Beef and vegetable soup is loaded with healthy root vegetables, plus some greens tossed in at the end for extra color and nutrition. I have included instructions for cooking it 3 different ways: stovetop, slow cooker, and pressure cooker. Beef and Vegetable Soup Ingredients 1 1/2 pound beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes 3…

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