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5 Great Winter Foods & How to Eat Them

Roasted Broccoli

Ah yes, broccoli – everyone’s favorite dark green vegetable. It seems cruel to tout its benefits in the presence of the other, less appreciated Brassicas. But broccoli deserves the limelight, given that people actually eat it with some frequency and it’s a potent source of potassium, folate, fiber, vitamins C and A and the eye-protecting antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. It is also lower in pesticide residues than many other dark green vegetables (kale, romaine lettuce and spinach). And at less than 50 cents a serving, it’s a great buy, too.


Krispy Kale

Kale is a particularly stellar member of this robust family. One cup contains just as much potassium as a banana, more vitamin A and more than 55 times the lutein and zeaxanthin of 12 baby carrots. Opting for organic kale is a smart move if you can, as conventional kale is on EWG’s Dirty Dozen + list and may contain pesticide residues of special concern.

You can learn more about feeding your family well on a tight budget here: Good Food on a Tight Budget

The Environmental Working Group is the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization. EWG makes sure Americans get straight facts, unfiltered and unspun, so they can make healthier choices and enjoy a cleaner environment.

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From the Environmental Working Group, By Dawn Undurraga, Enviroblog.org

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6:04PM PST on Jan 12, 2013

The mashed cauliflower recipe looks really good. I like the reveiws other readers gave the recipe and their suggestions.

9:26AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

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9:22AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

OOOooo, the mashed cauliflower sounds wonderful!!

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Interesting article and comments.

I love avacados so it is great to know that they are so good for you as well!

Interesting article, thank you

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