This overlooked but valuable veggie family is a delicious, healthy way to fuel your body and feed the good bacteria in your gut as you load up on vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Named for their cross-shaped flowers, these nutritious veggies — including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale to name a few — have been closely associated with lowered cancer risk in numerous studies. In other words, these superfoods are the real deal.
This is a great salad to enjoy this spring. Arugula is a cruciferous veggie (part of the broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprout family) and is one of the best detoxing veggies you can eat!
It’s finally Spring on the East Coast, the days are longer, the sun is warmer, blossoms are out and the farmer’s markets are brimming with springtime produce.
It’s the perfect time of year to start thinking salads again and one of our favorites is a simple arugula and strawberry salad. It looks pretty on the plate and the juxtaposition of sweet and peppery will make your taste buds very happy.
Since being pregnant with my first child last year, I’ve become increasingly committed to ensuring our family is eating healthy, fresh food. Since then I’ve become one busy mama, so efficiency is now also incredibly important. I’m a big proponent of cooking once and eating twice, but it’s also nice to have some staple fridge clean-out meals in mind, ready to deploy when your leftovers are becoming unruly.
Leftover wraps are one of my favorite solutions! The filling can be made with basically whatever’s on hand (rice, beans and veggies work great), and rolled up in cabbage, collard, kale, or any big leafy green.