You know you need to eat your vegetables, but don’t you sometime get tired of salads? Is it really possible to make a dark green veggie taste good?YES, it is, and this video shows you how to make a delicious, nourishing green veggie meal in less than ten minutes.
Green Veggie Health Benefits
A study published in 2017 found that adults who consumed more dark green leafy vegetables had less mental decline with age. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29263222
Green veggies are good sources of beta carotene. Greater intake of beta carotene is associated with lower blood indicators for inflammation, and thus may reduce the risk for or severity of inflammation-related disease. The potassium in dark green leafy vegetables may help lower blood pressure and minimize belly bloat.
Best Greens to Eat
The deeper, and darker the color, the greater the nutrient content. Spinach, kale, collards, arugula, and Swiss chard will all boost your intake of fiber, beta carotene, potassium, folic acid, and vitamin K.
If you have a heart or circulation condition for which your doctor prescribed anticoagulants, sometimes called blood thinners, you should not alter the amount of green leafy vegetables you eat without first asking your doctor. Increased vitamin K affects blood clotting and may require adjustment of your medication dose.
Can a Green Veggie Really Taste Good?
Yes it can, and the video above shows how to make a hot, delicious, green veggie meal in less than ten minutes. It’s good to remember a dark green veggie to your diet doesn’t always have to be in the form of a salad. Plan ahead to keep crisp leafy greens, onions, garlic, canned beans and bits of cheese on hand. For more on meal planning, check out my slightly satirical blog https://deborahrankinrd.com/ideas-for-family-meals/
Give the green veggie meal recipe a shot…do it yourself! Here’s the recipe:
Ten Minute Green Veggie Meal
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 medium red onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 ounce salami
- 2 cups kale raw
- 1 tbsp blue cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut onion into thin slices, peel and dice garlic clove, and slice salami thinly
- Saute onion, garlic, and salami in olive oil over medium heat until onion is tender
- Add two cups kale or other dark leafy green and stir until wilted, about one minute
- Season to taste with salt and pepper
- Remove from heat to serving plate or bowl. Sprinkle with blue cheese
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