Brassicas!! Oh how I LOVE you! The brussel sprout is a member of the brassica or cabbage family. I love this teeny tiny mini personal head of cabbage, they are just so very cute. Aside from being an amazingly delicious raw salad green, they are incredibly detoxifying and super healthy. Brussel sprouts in particular have 4 unique cancer fighting compounds that help protect our DNA and help our cells stay strong and cancer free. The “Journal Of Food & Science” states that they contain glucosinolates and isothiocyanates which have shown to reduce cancer risk. These sprouts are actually stronger fighters than kale, broccoli, cauliflower and mustard greens! Wow! These little guys are also super high in protein, vitamin K &C, and folate.
Simply a sandwich. This was my lunch today. Toasted Ezekial cinnamon raisin bread.
Eureka!! These are amazing, I promise you that, and completely guilt free. These are super nutritions, low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb, vegan, and immune boosting. If you want, you can technically call these “grain-free”, as quinoa is really a seed not a grain. I know I have talked about quinoa before, but just to mention it again…quinoa is a perfectly complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids. Which is important, we need these for good health.
It used to be that microgreens were only available to the culinary world, now we can pick and choose from a variety of interesting zesty little greens at the market. Whole Foods has a lovely assortment. Microgreens are harvested just after the germination and sprouting stage. All the nutrients needed to grow into a fully mature plant are stored in these tiny little greens, and we can benefit from all of that densely packed nutrition. Research has proven that microgreens can range from 4 times, all the way up to 40 times more nutrient rich than their full-grown counterpart.