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?
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Fit Mommy says
That sounds like a great recipe. Need to get into the green smoothie habit!
What great idea! I’ll have to keep these in mind for next year.
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and GREEN EGGS which is what we had around here 🙂
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I’m looking forward to trying that recipe, it sounded good to me too. As for green smoothies, I haven’t made any yet but I’ll have to try to soon. I tried one of those green drinks from the store and gagged. Couldn’t finish it LOL
Green eggs? Hmmmm sounds interesting!
I like all of the green things on your list, and I also like your couscous dish. It sounds like a delicious easy dish.
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