12 Feb

Sensational Salads!

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

We eat salads a lot in my family, especially this time of year.  Lately I’ve been just crazy about Arugula!  I can get Arugula lettuce in my market that is organic, pre-washed and ready to eat, so it’s easy to just toss right into the mix.  And, according to my research, Arugula is high in folate, lutein and zeaxanthin.  Okay, I didn’t know what zeaxathin was, so I looked it up and it’s an awesome nutrient that helps the health of our eyes.  Spinach and Watercress both have it, too.  It’s great to experiment with the darker leaf lettuces.  Romaine and Spinach provide lots of vitamin A and C.  Red leaf provides vitamin A and vitamin K.  There’s more to lettuce than iceberg, so toss it up this summer and treat yourself to a tasty, flavorful salad.

I recently added a whole bunch of new recipes, including salads, to the familyeveryday.com site.  Check it out, and please share your favorite recipes with our community, too!

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