On this week's Centsable Health, Fareway registered dietitian Whitney Packebush is helping us find foods that will have you seeing green.
Green Beans Cabbage
Sugar Snap Peas
Health benefits of green fruits and veggies: low fat; saturated fat free; low sodium; cholesterol free; high in vitamin C; high in folate; good source of dietary fiber; good source of potassium
Also contain chlorophyll, fiber, lutein, zeaxanthin, calcium, folate, vitamin C, calcium, and Beta-carotene. The nutrients found in these vegetables reduce cancer risks, lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, normalize digestion time, support retinal health and vision, fight harmful free-radicals, and boost immune system activity.
Excellent source of Vitamin C, which is important for healthy skin and a strong immune system
Excellent source of Vitamin K, which supports bone health
2 grams of fiber, which helps support a healthy digestive system and satisfies hunger
How to Buy Cabbage: Look for a firm head that's heavy for its size and has crisp leaves with no signs of browning or withering.
How to Store Cabbage: Wrap tightly in plastic and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
How to Enjoy Cabbage:
Shredded. Shred raw green and Napa cabbage and serve with a sesame-ginger dressing.
Sautéed. Sauté red cabbage, grated apple, diced onion and raisins.
Stuffed. Stuff cabbage leaves with lean ground turkey and whole-grain rice. Steam and serve with a tomato sauce.
Soup. Make cabbage soup with white beans, chopped tomatoes and onions and lean sausage
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