My New Favorite Greens Mix at TJs

CruciferousEat more greens!  We all know it and we all say it, but we don’t do it.  Why not?  Maybe you find it difficult to prepare fresh meat and vegetables.  I know butchering a whole chicken can be a pain in the butt but like anything, if you practice, it gets easier.  You can save a lot of money by breaking down your own foods.  Same goes for vegetables.  A whole head of cauliflower, kale, or broccoli can be a big mess, and it’s time consuming.  I can imagine, after working all day, the last thing you want to do is wash and chop vegetables for a half hour before you can even use them to cook.  What’s the solution?  If you’re not eating the vegetables you should be eating because of convenience, it’s time to take the leap and start using pre-cut, pre-washed veggies found in your local markets.  I know they can be more expensive, but if you’re not eating them because of convenience, it’s important t start spending the money.  There are all sorts of green vegetables cleaned and prepared and ready to eat.  If you find yourself buying the same greens over and over again, it’s time start trying some new ones.  Commit yourself to trying new types of green vegetables.  It’s a very small thing to do yet it does wonders.  It stimulates your senses and digestion when you eat new foods.  Your body will take more nutrients from your food when you eat heartily vs. eating without interest.  That’s also why I find it so important to cook foods that stimulate all your senses with color, and smells.  My new favorite find of prepared vegetables is the Cruciferous Crunch Collection.  It’s a blend of shredded broccoli, kale, red cabbage, and brussels sprouts.  Let’s face it.  We would never buy those four vegetables and break them down into that blend.  They go great with any meat dish, sautéed with garlic, or tossed into a salad for additional crunch.  Loads of potassium, very few carbs and calories.  Give them a try.

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