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Healthy Recipes for Spring's Freshest Ingredients
You already know eating fruits and veggies will help you stay healthy, but choosing the freshest seasonal foods in your area will keep things inexpensive and eco-friendly. Seasonal eating is a cinch in the spring, when farms across the country showcase produce that can make any locavore proud. Pick out a few of the following foods the next time you hit the farmers' market -- your waistline (and your wallet) will thank you.
Beat cancer and heart disease with this phytochemical-rich vegetable. But don't forget about the leafy greens attached to those bulbous bottoms. When steamed or sauteed (just like spinach or Swiss chard), beet greens yield tons of vitamins and nutrients.
1 cup beets: 58 calories, 0g fat, 13g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 2g protein
1 cup beet greens: 8 calories, 0g fat, 2g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 1g protein
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