Cabbage tends to be an overlooked vegetable. Because it is part of the cruciferous family, it has anti-cancer properties and is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Making a slaw is a great way to utilize this nutritious vegetable to eat on its own or pair with a lean protein. Enjoy!
Everyone loves a crunchy French fry, but they are not always the healthiest choice. Try out these crunchy baked zucchini curly fries as an alternative. Zucchini are always available in the summer, and it is fun to try new ways to cook this delicious vegetable. Enjoy!
Cauliflower has been a popular vegetable the past few years, but have you ever tried it roasted? Roasting vegetables at high temperature will bring out the natural sugars to the surface that will caramelize and create a delicious flavor and crunchy texture. Cauliflower is a non-starchy vegetable that is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C. Try this cauliflower over a bed of spring greens or arugula with added garbanzo beans for a complex carb and added protein. Yum!
Beans are a great staple item to have in the pantry—they are quick and easy to use in a pinch! Beans, beans are good for your heart … because they are high in fiber! Beans are a great source of plant-based proteins, and there are so many varieties. Remember to rinse and drain your canned beans to reduce the sodium content.