Eat more greens the easy way by keeping your pantry stocked with seasoned, canned greens, and packaged, pre-washed fresh greens. Put these items on your weekly grocery order to always have them available. They are great fall backs on those nights when you don’t know what to have for dinner and want something healthier than fast food or pizza.
How To Make Vegetables Taste Good
I like to help people find easy, tasty ways to eat green vegetables. I don’t enjoy eating salads every day. Here are some of my recipes and cooking videos that show quick meals with dark leafy greens. Most take less than fifteen minutes to prepare:
This New Year’s Day I discovered a new shortcut to help me eat more greens! At an elegant dinner with friends in Franklin, Tennessee, we enjoyed the traditional southern New Year’s meal of black-eyed peas, greens, and collards. I was amazed, for I knew my host and hostess went out with friends on New Year’s Eve, and had hiked seven miles earlier that day.
“These greens taste so good!” I said. “How did you find time to cook them, as busy as you’ve been?”
Jennifer smiled and seemed embarrassed. “They’re from a can. Glory Foods seasoned greens.”
Here is the picture of what she used. She blended a can of Glory Food’s turkey flavored collards with one of simply seasoned turnip greens. It was delicious.
Are Canned Vegetables Healthy?
Canned vegetables can be just as healthy as fresh vegetables. It all depends on how long you keep fresh vegetables in your refrigerator, and how long you cook them, because some nutrients are lost during the storage and prolonged cooking of fresh vegetables.
Canned vegetables also tend to be more economical and waste less. When they’re pre-seasoned like these delicious products they can be fixed in minutes.
I’m not affiliated with Glory Foods—I just want to share a new product I liked. I thought they’d be hard to find in Colorado, but bought some off the shelf at my local Walmart.
Foods That Help Memory
A study published in 2018 in Neurology said consuming approximately 1 serving per day of green leafy vegetables may help to slow cognitive decline with aging. Subjects who consumed the most dark green leafy vegetables (1.3 servings per day) had mental function that equaled being eleven years younger in age. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5772164/
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is becoming a national concern as our population ages. This study provides a powerful motivation to include more dark green leafy vegetables in our diet.
Leafy Green Vegetables List
Turnip greens, collard greens, dandelion greens, mustard greens, kale, spinach, arugula, bok choy, and Swiss chard are the most available dark green leafy vegetables in the U.S.
They taste great in salads and in quick stir-fry meals. I’ll always grow them in my garden and eat them fresh whenever possible. This year I added a new source—pre-seasoned canned greens that help me eat more greens the easy way.
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