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5 Underappreciated Green Vegetables You Should Be Eating

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Endive: Although iceberg lettuce is often thought to be the ultimate low calorie food, endive actually has less – only one calorie per leaf, or 17 calories per head! It can be used in salads, like this Curly Endive and Pear Salad, but an even more creative and attractive use is as a replacement for crackers and hors d’oeuvre bases because its leaves are naturally scoop-shaped. Another plus: it doesn’t have to be washed, as its leaves, available all year round, have never touched soil. It also keeps longer than most lettuces, up to two weeks in the fridge. Endive is high in fiber, folates, vitamins A and K, and beta-carotene.

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By Sarah Shultz for DietsInReview.com

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12:46PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good to know

12:42PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good to know

12:39PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good to know

3:38AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Thanks

12:15PM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Thanks, sharing

9:35AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Thanks - I've been trying to incorporate more vegetables into our diet.

5:10PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Thank you Brandi, for Sharing this!

1:22AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

I like all of those. Thanks.

12:02PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I never thought of parsely as a vegetable before...always as an herb.

8:00PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Love leeks but they are a little expensive. I've bought some dried fava beans, but haven't cooked them yet. Never had them before.

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