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    Some of the things they recommend I'm not that big on---like prickly pear and kale. But read this for some greyt ideas for health the easy way.

    Avacadoes are yummy and surprise, surprise, are good for you. :D

    http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-n...10813#/slide-1

    Everyone knows veggies are a must in any healthy diet — the phrase “eat your greens” has been drilled into us since childhood. But fewer than 10 percent of Americans eat the recommended amount of fruits and veggies, a 2009 study found, and fewer still choose the dark green vegetables that boast a myriad of disease-fighting health perks.
    Even if you’re not a fan of dark green produce (we recommend you give it a second chance), you can still reap tons of health benefits from a variety of green veggies, fruits, and other foods you should be eating — but probably aren’t. Read on and see why the rest of your pantry will go green with envy
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    have you tried fresh baby kale? my wife has been working at a CSA all summer getting a full share of the produce and we got a lot of Kale, little bitter but pretty good for a salad
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    have you tried fresh baby kale? my wife has been working at a CSA all summer getting a full share of the produce and we got a lot of Kale, little bitter but pretty good for a salad
    Have never tried it, but heard it's super nutritious. How does she make it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Have never tried it, but heard it's super nutritious. How does she make it?
    You can cook it like collard or mustard greens, but that involves adding pork and simmering it down for a couple of hours. It's good, but it's not exactly as healthy as in a salad.
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    Swiss chard is so good for you - and absolutely yummy. Not to mention, extremely beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Have never tried it, but heard it's super nutritious. How does she make it?
    for salads, just use it like lettuce. Otherwise she'll cook them just like collard's
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Have never tried it, but heard it's super nutritious. How does she make it?
    When I was a kid, it seemed like kale was served at every meal. My dad and grandad would put a huge pile of kale on their plate and drench it in vinegar and dose it with black pepper. The women ate a portion. I hated the stuff.

    I think I'll give it another try though. Look at the stats:


    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/2462/2

    Fats & Fatty Acids
    Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV
    Total Fat0.5g1%
    Saturated Fat0.1g0%
    Monounsaturated Fat0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat0.3g
    Total trans fatty acids~
    Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids~
    Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids~
    Total Omega-3 fatty acids134mg
    Total Omega-6 fatty acids103mg



    Vitamins
    Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV
    Vitamin A17709IU354%
    Vitamin C53.3mg89%
    Vitamin D~ ~
    Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)1.1mg6%
    Vitamin K1062mcg1328%
    Thiamin0.1mg5%
    Riboflavin0.1mg5%
    Niacin0.6mg3%
    Vitamin B60.2mg9%
    Folate16.9mcg4%
    Vitamin B120.0mcg0%
    Pantothenic Acid0.1mg1%
    Choline0.5mg
    Betaine0.4mg
    Minerals
    Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV
    Calcium93.6mg9%
    Iron1.2mg6%
    Magnesium23.4mg6%
    Phosphorus36.4mg4%
    Potassium296mg8%
    Sodium29.9mg1%
    Zinc0.3mg2%
    Copper0.2mg10%
    Manganese0.5mg27%
    Selenium1.2mcg2%


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    Anyone do juicing with veggies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Anyone do juicing with veggies?
    No, but I drink my daily can of V-8 low sodium for 2 extra servings of veggies a day. Do you do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    When I was a kid, it seemed like kale was served at every meal. My dad and grandad would put a huge pile of kale on their plate and drench it in vinegar and dose it with black pepper. The women ate a portion. I hated the stuff.

    I think I'll give it another try though. Look at the stats:


    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/2462/2

    Fats & Fatty Acids
    Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV
    Total Fat0.5g1%
    Saturated Fat0.1g0%
    Monounsaturated Fat0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat0.3g
    Total trans fatty acids~
    Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids~
    Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids~
    Total Omega-3 fatty acids134mg
    Total Omega-6 fatty acids103mg



    Vitamins
    Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV
    Vitamin A17709IU354%
    Vitamin C53.3mg89%
    Vitamin D~ ~
    Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)1.1mg6%
    Vitamin K1062mcg1328%
    Thiamin0.1mg5%
    Riboflavin0.1mg5%
    Niacin0.6mg3%
    Vitamin B60.2mg9%
    Folate16.9mcg4%
    Vitamin B120.0mcg0%
    Pantothenic Acid0.1mg1%
    Choline0.5mg
    Betaine0.4mg
    Minerals
    Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV
    Calcium93.6mg9%
    Iron1.2mg6%
    Magnesium23.4mg6%
    Phosphorus36.4mg4%
    Potassium296mg8%
    Sodium29.9mg1%
    Zinc0.3mg2%
    Copper0.2mg10%
    Manganese0.5mg27%
    Selenium1.2mcg2%


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    All the nutritionists say it's one of the super foods. I just would like to figure out a way that it wouldn't taste too bad. SR and I will eat healthy foods if they aren't too putrid tasting. I'll amend that. I'll eat the foods, SR won't unless it's really tasty. :D

    When my kids were little, I'd cut veggies into such tiny pieces that they didn't even notice when I threw the veggies into the pasta. It's all about disguising the healthy stuff.
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