Thursday, December 22, 2011

Delicious Greens with Cut 'n Clean Greens

Every time I take a bite of a dark green leafy vegetable, I think “Hello Iron”!  Dark green leafy vegetables are full of many vitamins including vitamins A, C, K, Folate, as well as minerals like Calcium and Iron.  I remember from my many years in swim team that Iron is especially important to teenage girls (the recommendations are that teenage girls should consume around 3 cups of dark green leafy vegetables).  I was completely ecstatic when I came across the company Cut 'n Clean Greens.  They sent me a bunch of incredible greens, including my favorites of the bunch:  Rainbow Chard, Beet Greens, & Spinach.  Although I could eat each and every type of greens in their natural state, sometimes adding a little pizazz to their preparation can make them more appealing to people who perhaps are just beginning their journey to adding more veggies to their diets.  One quick and easy way to prepare greens is a Spinach Salad. 

Another way to make greens tasty is to cook them!  I prefer to cook mine in about a half an inch of reduced sodium chicken broth. (see the delicious Rainbow Chard below)

However, some of your vitamins need a little bit of dietary fat to help them absorb in your body, so add an olive or canola oil to your greens!  You can steam the greens, put them in wraps, throw them in a stir-fry, or even put them in some soups.  The Cut ‘n Clean Greens website has many recipes, cooking tips, and additional resources (including their fantastic store), so please check it out and try their greens. Thanks so much Cut 'n Clean Greens for letting my review your fantastic products! 

1 comment:

  1. Allison,
    We are so happy you enjoyed our greens! It is our pleasure to grow, wash and package them so the rest of the country can eat healthy greens, too. We are lucky to be able to grow leafy greens year-'round here in Southern California, where the weather is mild. Cheers to a New (Greener) Year!
    --Your friendly farmers at Cut `n Clean Greens