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* Good Greens *

All veggies are super good

(especially ORGANIC)

and deserve a VIP front row seat in any meal…

But the ones that really make an impact are the GREEN VEGGIES

*Kale

*Spinach

*Chards

*Lettuces

*Sprouts

*Herbs (basil.dill.thyme.parsley)

*Green Onions

It does take a little creativity and experimenting in the kitchen, believe me, I’ve put in my fair share.

I build salads with multiple lettuces for varying textures. If cooking the greens such as chard and

kale, use a coconut oil and plenty of herbs, Himalayan salt and nutritional yeast….oh so yum!!

Green smoothies are another way to up your intake of these great nutrients…just a handful of spinach

kale and a banana makes a tasty base you can add anything to…

Try a saucy version….chop kale, chard and a few herbs….sauté and simmer in good organic tomato

base….serve over pasta, rice or spaghetti squash…..another yum!!

Start small…add a few greens at a time to soups or sauces….get the feel for a new lettuce in your

salads by hiding them in a romaine or green leaf base.

Everyone knows how good greens are….as a blood builder, an internal cleanser & brain food.

Buy yourself a bunch from the local farm stand…browse Pinterest to find a recipe you dig

and plan to spend a little creative time getting to know a superstar vegetable!

Let me know what you came up with…

I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy my greens!!    

                                                                                    *K  

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* Quinoa Who…?? *

It’s been a staple in our pantry for quite some time now….

and slowly…..it took the place of rice and couscous =}

Combining well with a variety of dishes…

it lends itself beautifully to creativity in the kitchen.

Packing a respective 20+ grams of protein in just a cup,

and having ample amounts of magnesium and manganese…

as well as a sweet amount of Omega 3 Fattys…

Quinoa, in all it’s simple glory, should become a regular rotation in your recipe playbook.

((((((……..Read about it in depth here on my favorite website for healthy food facts….))))))

Now….what to do with it..?!?

First of all…..my boys  (14 and 17) will not touch Quinoa plain…..

So, I’ve become a master at sneaking it into EVERYTHING!!

Soups…are the easiest for quinoa to hide in

but theres also

Salads

Casseroles

Muffins and baked goods

Stir-Fry’s

Try this Quinoa Tabbouleh for a new twist on an old

favorite….wheat-free!!

It can be mixed into turkey meatloaf or meatballs instead of breadcrumbs….

Added to omelets and scrambled eggs….

or use it in place of oatmeal and whip up this tasty combo for breakfast.

My favorite way to enjoy quinoa, is with some

red lentils

coconut oil

nutritional yeast

and

Braggs.

Simple at it’s finest…….

experiment…have fun    *K