In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I want to give green foods some credit. There are a lot of healthy and tasty green foods that have many healthy benefits like nutrients and antioxidants. Green foods have a great source of Vitamin K, Potassium, Omega-3’s and more. It is only within the last 5 years that I have really started to enjoy these types of food.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Green Beans
- Brussel Sprouts
- Green Tea
I especially love brussel sprouts and asparagus. As you probably noticed, I linked to my brussel sprouts recipe above and you can also make asparagus in a similar fashion using all the same spices. We like to bake our asparagus on a stone. Turns out great!
Here is an Asparagus Couscous Salad recipe for you:
1 cup frozen green peas
12 asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into matchstick-size strips
2 ounces snow peas, trimmed and cut diagonally in half
1 onion, finely sliced
4 cups uncooked Israeli couscous
2 tomatoes, diced into small pieces
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups vegetable stock or canned vegetable broth
Place carrots, frozen peas and asparagus in a pan of boiling water and cook for approximately 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Heat the olive oil and add the onion and cook for approximately 2 to 4 minutes until tender. Set aside. Cook couscous according to package instructions but replace the indicated amount of water with the same amount of vegetable broth. Once the couscous is ready fluff with a fork and transfer to pan with onions and cooked vegetables.
Add a little soy sauce and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
What are some of your favorite green foods?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day