Tag Archives: Spinach

The Health Benefits of Saint Patrick’s Day: Green Vegetables

16 Mar

Saint Patrick's Day Green SpinachSaint Patrick’s Day is synonymous with Ireland, beer and the color green. Since green is top-of-mind for many Saint Patrick’s Day fanatics, I figured no day is better to share the health benefits of green food!

There’s no such thing as a super-food, but if one existed, it would be a green vegetable. Dark, leafy greens are chocked full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients necessary for full body health. Many college students overlook green vegetables as a source of nutrition, but in lieu of Saint Patrick’s Day, why not embrace the greens! (Sorry, green beer doesn’t count)

Health Benefits of Green Vegetables

The USDA recommends eating 1 1/2 to 2 cups of dark green vegetables each week. Why you ask? Well, green vegetables are linked to colon and heart health. They are also rich in fiber, potassium, folate and vitamin A. But that’s not all, green veggies are cholesterol free and low in fat, sodium and calories!

Still want to know more? Lets get more specific.

Continue reading

Cooking Greek Chicken on One Foot

23 Feb
Megan cooking on one foot

Megan cooking on one foot

I’m happy to announce that I am now one footed. I sprained my ankle at practice the other day and am now hobbling around campus and my kitchen on crutches.

I’ve never been on crutches before and for those of you who have, I express my sincerest condolences.  Crutches are  miserable.

Since I refuse to slow down my life for an injury, I’m determined to continue making tasty and simple recipes. Here is one of my recent one-foot-wondinners (Yes, I am proud of that pun).

Greek Chicken with Quinoa and Spinach

This is a super simple and incredibly cheap recipe ($7) that was tasty enough to make my roommates compliment me without having to fish for it.

Continue reading