Mom says, Eat Your Vegetables!
Fresh vegetables are a key component of an anti-inflammatory diet, helpful to those of us with LEMS and other autoimmune disorders.
I remember my mom always getting on me at the dinner table, “Eat your vegetables!” Okay, Mom, just no asparagus or Brussels sprouts, please!
A major component of the Mediterranean Diet is eating lots of fresh vegetables. Now that I’m way older, and wiser, my mom was right. I love eating fresh-cut vegetables. Many are great eaten raw, but I especially love cooking them up in a skillet with olive oil, spices, and sauces.
I begin by buying fresh vegetables at the market. You can pick what you like, but I love zucchini, squash, peppers, onions, garlic, broccoli, and cauliflower. I heat up a non-stick skillet, add veggies and toss for a couple of minutes in hot olive oil. My current favorite add-in is Morton Nature’s Seasonings. Then I add a bit of water to the skillet, cover, and steam for about 3 minutes. After uncovering the steaming, tender veggies, I add any additional seasoning sauce I may want to add. I like it hot so often I add a few shakes of Tabasco sauce! Or Tamari if I want that Asian kick.
I hope you will start adding fresh-cut vegetables to your Mediterranean Diet.
Do you have a special, healthy way you like to prepare yours?
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