About 4 months into my my paleo adventure, I became tired of the same old, same old. Instead of turning back to those days of bagels, oatmeal and cereals, I discovered a whole bunch of new vegetables. I remember grabbing a handful of Okra at Ralph’s supermarket and throwing it into my cart only to discover at checkout that it set me back a whopping fifty cents. It is so easy to prepare. Washing a handful is like washing grapes and they couldn’t slice any easier. They seem a bit slimy on the cutting board but a very hot pan takes care of that. Add them to your egg whites or omelets along with mushrooms and green onion, or all by themselves. Today, I used them with some sliced chicken tenders. Okra adds the perfect crunch along with vitamin C and calcium. Give Okra a chance.