Veggies Fresh from the Farm
We have been receiving lots of cabbage, onions and squash in the warehouse lately. Do you know the disease-fighting power these veggies have? They are too healthy to be ignored!
Cabbage can help lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of bladder, colon and prostate cancers. Sautéing is one of the healthiest ways to cook cabbage because it preserves nutrients. Overcooking destroys nutrients.
Onions have heart and cancer-fighting benefits. When peeling an onion, peel off as little of the outermost layer as possible. Nutrients are most concentrated in the outer layers.
Fortunately, this entire vegetable is edible. No peeling required. Summer squash is an excellent source of Vitamin C and is packed with other nutrients like Vitamin A, B and K. Eat up to keep your immune system strong!
Healthy & Delicious! Try Eating Them a New Way.
• Raw or cooked tender, you can always transform large leaves of cabbage into a wrap! Fill with tuna salad or make stuffed cabbage.
• Cook cabbage and onions with your favorite sausage…Mmm!
• Sauté onion in pan with garlic and olive or canola oil. Add cabbage, spices, and small amount of water. Cover and cook until tender. You can do the same with squash.
• Boil cabbage, onions and squash into your favorite stew.
• Add pieces of diced squash to rice or pasta salad.
• Add squash to your spaghetti sauce or lasagna.
• Roast squash with garlic and oil. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with pepper and a pinch of salt. Better yet try this grilled or with your favorite grill seasoning!
• Try raw slices of squash with your favorite dip.
What are your favorite ways to eat cabbage, onions or squash?
Maria Ali, RD, LD/N