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Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Vegetable Great for Weight Loss-- Spring Onions


Spring is definitely in full swing. The colors of the foods are more saturated and brighter. I have also noticed the subtle shifting in the recipes I am choosing for our weekly menus. Salads are showing up as well as more stir-fry and burritos. A common ingredient through out all of these dishes is green onions, a lovely and bright spring vegetable! Not only are they plentiful, they are also really good for us. Here is what I found out from iVillage:


Sometimes called scallions or green onions, these mild young shoots won’t bring tears to your eyes or leave a pungent smell on your skin after you cut them -- and both their white bulbs and tall green stems can be added to recipes for a dash of flavor and color. Spring onions are rich in sulfur -- a nutrient that helps your pancreas burn carbs for fuel before they can be stowed away as fat, say Stanford University researchers. Sulfur is also a powerful tissue-healing anti-inflammatory that helps protect your tummy from the ravages of ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria, say researchers at the State University of New York at Albany.
Check out the recipes I have posted on my blog from stir-fry to salads for ideas on how to include green onions. They are great in general to have on hand as a garnish for any dish. An easy way to add a finishing touch and healthy ingredient to a dish with virtually no calories.

Happy Spring!