Going Green

Of the mound of things I’ve learned at nutrition school so far, quite possibly, the most important is this…EAT MORE GREENS! And if you saw this you know that advice came just in time because last week I received an abundance of greens in my CSA share.

Here is some encouraging info from David Wolfe, a leader in the raw food movement (not sure I’m ready to jump on board there but still wonderful information). “Green leaves are the best source for alkaline minerals, contains the best fiber, have many calming, anti-stress properties and are the best source of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a blood-builder and one of nature’s great healers.”

Did someone say calming and anti-stress? Sign me up!

You know what I read there? Greens keep me sane and out of the doctor’s office and that is all I need to know.

I am determined to eat all of the greens in my CSA box from last week. Hopefully getting a little of them in my family too as we go. So my challenge to myself is to eat something green at EVERY meal this week.

To start the week I had a Clean Out the Fridge Scramble: 2 egg whites, 1 whole egg, eggplant, red pepper, green onion and greens. What kind you ask? I do not know and it really doesn’t matter. I’m eating it as I type and it’s yummy.

One thing I notice is that the more greens I eat the more I crave them. Oh, if only I can trade a potato chip craving for a arugula craving…that is progress!

Well, I’ll let you know how this goes. I have to say as for this Simple Girl I am loving having the foods in my fridge picked our for me by nature. The local, in season ingredients are there, I just have to get creative and use what I’ve got.

3 meals a day. 3 greens a day. 1 week. It’s on!

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