Think greens for spring produce

Early spring months might be my least favorite time to buy fresh fruit.  Apples are starting to get mushy and tasteless (although they sure know how to keep them looking shiny).  Oranges and grapefruit are at the end of their season; quality is unpredictable and you can’t tell much from the outside.  Peaches, plums and […]

Arugula addiction!

I admit to a full-blown arugula addiction.  It’s the first thing I think of when I’m planning a garden, because arugula has to be planted early.  The happy result is that it’s ready to pick in late spring, when winter fruit is losing it’s appeal, and summer vegetables and fruits are weeks away. Arugula is […]

5 tips for eating Green

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Eating-Green.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:05 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSt. Patrick’s Day may be all about shamrocks, green clothes and green beer, but it’s also a good opportunity to think about green eating.  And there are two major ways to think about green eating: Foods that are green […]

Featured food: spring greens

Spring greens available all winter long — just one of the happy wonders of our food supply chain. I’ve become quite attached to washed-ready-to-eat spring greens over the past few months.  Making a quick tossed salad is a snap.  The taste and crunch of fresh greens is a treat.  Not to mention they pack a […]

Cooking for one: 10 easy ways to add greens

If there’s anything my colleagues all agree on, it’s this: eat more vegetables.  Whether dietitians advocate low fat, Mediterranean, diabetic, lower calorie, gluten-free, vegetarian or even low carb, more vegetables is a universal theme.  Greens are particularly nutritious, but sometimes we get into a rut, thinking they’re just for salads.  It’s easy for some people […]

The trouble with salad

While searching around an airport terminal for a decent snack, it occurred to me that salad has problems, in particular salads purchased to eat on the go.  I love salad, and I couldn’t imagine buying one of those tiresome same-old iceberg lettuce concoctions in plastic containers with packaged dressing.  And if I don’t want salad, […]

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