April R.O.M. Zest up your green veggies

Green veggies are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and other plant-based substances that help in the prevention of many diseases and medical conditions. We often hear green vegetables are  good for us yet most Americans don’t consume nearly enough in their daily diets. This is partly due to the fact that many people don’t know ways to prepare them or make them taste good. Below you will find two VERY quick and easy recipes that will allow you to enjoy a delicious serving or two of kale and/or asparagus.  Packed full of flavor and nutrition! You can’t beat that!

KALE CHIPS:

Ingredients:

  • 2 bundles of Kale
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (Evoo)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black or cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Rinse kale then chop into two inch strips, lay evenly on a cookie sheet (do not overlap). Sprinkle olive oil over kale. Sprinkle all spices over kale. Place in oven for 25 minutes. Remove  and enjoy!!!

Nutrition Bonus: Excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. Also a good source of calcium, potassium and folate.

GARLIC AND PEPPER ASPARAGUS:

Ingredients:

  • 1 bundle of asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (Evoo)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop the bottom tips off the asparagus. Rinse and spread asparagus evenly on a

cookie sheet.  Add the olive oil and tumble the asparagus to distribute oil over all of it. Sprinkle with spices. Place in oven and let cook for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Bonus:

Asparagus is a good source of folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. It’s great for your digestive health as well!