a way to eat more greens, try adding them to your nightly salad. I
toss in a couple of handfuls of arugula, baby spinach, mizuna or even
young red mustard greens. If you dont want to buy them separately,
try some of the bagged salad mixes with the darker greens in them.
as kale, of which there many varieties, collards and mustard are
delicious quickly sautéed in a pan with some garlic and a
bit of broth. Since greens really cook down, dont forget that
you can start out with eight cups and end up with only two. Think
about all the nutrition in each forkful.
high on the nutrition list. They are low in calories but they provide
ample amounts of Vitamins A and C, and smaller but still important
quantities of folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium and fiber.
So for a boost
to your heart and your health its time to start thinking green.
of a Salad
This great winter
salad is a change from the usual. It looks pretty and tastes fantastic.
2 medium red
or pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
½ avocado, sliced
8 Cups baby spinach, washed and dried
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons hot and sweet or honey mustard
grapefruits. Squeeze the remaining grapefruit membranes to yield
the juice for the dressing.
In a blender
or coffee grinder, pulverize the sesame seeds until they are finely
ground, about 45 seconds. Pour into a small bowl. Add the grapefruit
juice and vinegar. Stir well. Add the mustard and stir again. Pour
the dressing over the spinach leaves in a large bowl. Toss and keep
in the bowl or divide the spinach among individual plates. Arrange
the grapefruit and avocado on top. Serve immediately.
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