How is everything going so far? Have you been able to follow along ? I thought I’d give everyone a little break today. Go over some green basics. I’m also looking for some feedback and would love some suggestions!
Let’s talk about greens, baby
Let’s talk about you and me
Let’s talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be
Let’s talk about Greens….
Not only are greens lovely and tasty but they are also naturally low in salt and fat. Good sources of fibre, vitamins A, C and K. Also high in calcium magnesium, iron and potassium. There’s more they are also high in antioxidants! By adding dark leafy greens to your diet you can help protect yourself from heart disease and diabetes as well as many other chronic disease.
Caring For Your Greens
Make sure to thoroughly wash greens. Check for dirt and bugs. let them dry on paper towels or cotton cloth.
Discard any yellow or soggy leaves.
Greens can be stored in the fridge in a plastic bag with a wet face cloth or paper towel.
Bought too many greens?
Freeze greens– Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add greens and blanch 2-3 min. Imeediately put the greens in ice cold water. Cool and drain and place in a freezer bag. Let all the air put before you seal. Place in freezer.
Dried greens– You can dry greens in a electric, wood or solar dehidrator. Can also be layed out in the sun (although this leaches the vitamin A) or can be hung in small bunches in the shade.
Pickled greens– Here are a few fun recipes I came across!
Recipes for next week!
Day 9- Steamed Greens
Day 10- Pumpkin Kale Pasta
Day 11- Garlic Rapini
Day 12- Carrot Tops
Day 13- Watercress Salad
Day 14- Spicy Collard Greens