A Fresh Veg Blog

It IS Easy Being Green

by Loree Dowse | March 2017

Sorry, Kermit, you got it wrong. Being green really isn’t difficult at all.

In case you haven’t heard, March is National Nutrition Month, a commemoration that we embrace wholeheartedly here at Mann’s because, well, we can. As you read in my last post, we love to promote healthy lifestyles, and eating lots of green veggies plays a big role. As part of the month-long celebration, we even came up with our own hashtag: #EatGreen. We’ve been focusing all month on the importance of making informed food choices while developing healthy eating and exercise habits.

So, to get you started with some easy and nutritious meal options, we’ve done a roundup of a few of our favorite green veg recipes. If you’re looking for more cooking inspiration, check out our Pinterest page which features recipes from us as well as our favorite bloggers.

And don’t forget to eat your greens. Or put some Broccolini® on your lapel for St. Patrick’s Day – that’s what we’ll be doing.

CaptureBroccoli

Broccoli is one of our favorite vegetables because it is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Eating broccoli may also lower your risk of cancer and heart disease.

Roasted Broccoli Kyoto

Capture4Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Pan Roasted Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

Capture2Green Beans

Even though green beans have a rich green color, they still provide many of the same carotenoids that carrots do. Carotenoids have health-supportive antioxidant properties that boost your immunity and help to fight diseases.

Green Bean & Cherry Tomato Salad

Capture3Romaine Hearts

While you might not think romaine hearts would have as many nutrients as some of these other veggies, they do provide an excellent source of dietary fiber, manganese, potassium, biotin, vitamin B1, copper, iron, and vitamin C.

Lettuce Wraps with Chinese BBQ Chicken

Capture5Cauliflower

Even though cauliflower isn’t green, we had to sneak it in because it’s just as rich in phytonutrients as these other green cruciferous vegetables. Not only is it packed with vitamin C, but cauliflower also has plenty of key antioxidant phytonutrients, including Beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, quercetin, rutin, and kaempferol.

Meatless Cauliettes Meatballs

1 Comment

  • Lisa Kisch says:

    I love these emails! I love the Girls Corner too! Sure hope you folks are able to get your products back in our stores. You guys do a wonderful job w/the recipes and these newsletters! Take care and happy fall, lisa

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