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Eat your veggies from the leaves to the roots

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Eat your Veggies
From the leaves to the roots!

  • Sprinkle chopped leaves over pasta recipes.

  • Add some crunch to sandwiches and salads by finely chopping stalks.

  • Spread peanut butter on sticks for a quick snack.

  • Juice a few pieces with your favourite fruits to add some Vitamin K and antioxidants to your morning beverage.

  • Add leaves to beef and vegetable broths.

  • Add a dollop of egg, chicken or tuna salad to sticks for a healthy snack that’s low in carbs and high in fibre.

  • Braise in the oven along with your roast.

  • Use leaves when making homemade chicken stock.

  • Chop and add to omelettes.

  • Makes a great base for soups, whether whole or chopped.

  • Finely chop leaves and add to pasta recipes.

  • Roast in the oven along with chicken.

  • Add florets or crunchy bits of the stem to salads to maximize nutrients.

  • Shred the stem and add to cabbage salad.

  • Chop the stem into rounds and add to a frittata.

  • Cook the entire broccoli – from stem to florets – to use in soups and chowders.

  • Chop any pieces left after cooking and add to homemade dips – a smart way to reduce your fat and calorie intake while increasing your consumption of nutrients.

  • Chop raw cauliflower in a food processor to replace rice or couscous. Add herbs and spices and cook with a splash of oil.

  • Use the leaves and stem as a base for soups and chowders.

  • Finely chop the stem and florets and add to chicken pot pie.

  • Make a healthy Alfredo sauce by puréeing with grilled garlic, milk, some rated Parmesan, salt and pepper.

  • Purée with carrots for a new way to top your shepherd’s pie.

  • Chop the stem into rounds and add to an Asian stir-fry.

  • Use leaves like you would spinach. Delicious sautéed with a splash of oil!

  • Add a few cooked beets to your berry smoothie. The colour will wow you!

  • Roast whole in the oven to extract all their sweetness.

  • Cook and cut into cubes. Add chunks of apple, a splash of oil, cider vinegar, and chopped green onion for a delicious salad.

  • Purée or grate for a wonderful ingredient in cookies or healthy muffins

  • Blend with cabbage and onions for a delicious soup, garnishing each bowl with lightly sautéed leaves.

  • Beets contain betalain— a powerful antioxidant.

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