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Last Sale of the Year!

Last Sale of the Year!
FLASH SALE! Today is the last day for us to get our products to you by Christmas (ground delivery)! The perfect way to have a happy and healthy holiday! ps. Don't miss the AMAZING sale we have running on our 16 piece sets!

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!