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There are many types of greens; some are stand-alone vegetables like collard and kale and others such as beet, turnip and mustard greens are a happy by-product of other delicious vegetables.
There are also essentially two types of greens: tender which require a quick cooking with no additional liquid and hearty greens which require a bit of braising to make them delicate and wonderful to eat. Learn the difference between tender and hearty greens and see which ones you like best. Try this spinach manicotti recipe.
Why Meatless Monday? “Because going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. And going meatless once a week can also help reduce our carbon footprint and save precious resources like fossil fuels and fresh water.” meatlessmonday.com
Here are some pasta recipes, both light and hearty:
- Just have fresh fruit as dessert
- Add fruit to fresh or frozen yogurt
- Add fruit or shredded carrots to sugar free gelatin
- Load up your oatmeal cookie recipe with dried fruit
Here’s a few recipes to try:
Fruit and Veggie month is almost done. We’ve tried to give you some baby steps to show you the many ways you can add fruit and veggies to your diet every day and at every meal.
Keep up the good work! Habits (good or bad) take time to break and make. If you’ve been eating a diet laden with fat, sugar and salt you’ve got some hard habits to break and its going to take time.
Making small incremental changes keeps you from backsliding. So, if you are used to grabbing a doughnut, bagel or muffin for your mid-morning snack begin by substituting an apple, banana, grapes or blueberries instead.
Instead of those chips that are your usual late afternoon snack grab some washed and raw carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, pea pods, green beans or bell peppers.
They come in many different varieties and colors (including golden) and both the root and the greens are edible.
Learn why beets should have a place at your table!
Fruit comes in all different forms – fresh, canned, frozen, juiced and even dried. And it’s all good for you. Dried fruit is easy to pack and carry and makes a great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack too.
People with diabetes can be challenged with fruit consumption because it’s carb heavy. Dried fruit is no exception, but you do get a big bang for your carbohydrate buck because eliminating the water concentrates the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.