Spruce Up Living Greens This Spring

 

Flowers on a picnic table for Sprucing Up Living Greens Blog PostSpring has graced us with its presence this week — though it may be hard to tell if you’re still thawing out in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Whether outside your window looks dreary or lush, try adding color and crunch to our greens this spring to spruce up your meals. 

Besides tasting fresh and delicious, fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet. Here’s some food for thought: Eating ten portions a day may lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and pre-mature death according to a recent Imperial College London study. Furthermore, researchers found that subjects who ate 10 portions lowered their chance of developing life-threatening diseases more than those who only consumed five. 

It’s time to up those leafy green and brightly colored produce into your daily diet. To step into spring on the right foot, we’ve included a few nutritious and delicious ideas. 

Why not knock out several tasty veggies in one dish? Taste and Savor’s Cauliflower Tabbouleh in Living Butter Lettuce Cups combines cauliflower and our Butter Lettuce to create a crisp meatless snack or lunch. Along with glucosinolate-rich cauliflower, our Living Butter Lettuce is also full of vitamins and has high doses of beta-carotene which is often linked to cancer prevention.

Spring showers have you stuck inside? Cheer up. Brita Britnell’s mango chicken lettuce wraps are sunshine on plate. Zucchini, carrots and onion commingle with mango chicken. We recommend trying our Living Butter Lettuce as the wrap.

At the beginning of the week, whip up our Cressto Pesto and freeze individual servings in small containers. Take one out to thaw in the morning and serve it with crunchy crudité for a healthy afternoon snack. 

WEBMD writes that, “Eating salad almost every day may be one of the most healthy eating habits you can adopt — and one of the simplest, experts say.”

To spruce up your daily salad, try adding our Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy dressing to a bowl full of crisp Living Greens. 

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Vinaigrette
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup of good olive oil
  2. Juice of 1 lemon
  3. A spoonful of grainy mustard
  4. A garlic clove finely chopped
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously.
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