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FISHINGLADY66
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I do feel like I am eating much healthier and I am working on portion sizes too.

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1. Do you include dark leafy vegetables in your "diet"?

Yes, my Mom has macular degeneration, so I include lots of spinach and kale (both high in vitamins to help prevent that).

2. How often do you eat dark green leafy vegetables?

Every day nearly. I didn't get any when we were camping - it's hard to take that kind of stuff in an ice chest. I buy a huge container of organic spinach at Sam's and a huge container of spring greens. I go through those in a week!

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Mimi...I think I always ate a great, nutritious meal (it was bigger than needed to be though). ALSO, I DID EAT other unhealthy things after dinner like ice cream & cakes. Another thing I did before was order out for lunch at work, wrong thing to do!!!!I guess I practiced mindless eating before but now I think about EVERYTHING I put into my mouth.

Edited by: CAPECODSANDI at: 7/16/2009 (05:09)
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Although not a leafy green, the benefits of broccoli are well documented. In fact, I tend to use this often for my "green" vegetable.


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Teresa
Thank you. I'll make this recipe. Sounds delicious.

I just ate lots of broccoli. It was good, kind of sweet.
But it's not a dark LEAFY vegetable.

It's amazing how much I've changed from what I used to eat to what I'm eating now.

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Do you also feel that you're eating so much healthier now than ever before?
Or did you always eat healthy, just large portions of healthy foods?



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HUNGRYWOMAN2....That is a recipe I will try, sounds scrumptious, no need to hide leafy greens for me though, I love them!emoticon

"There comes a point in your life when you realize
who matters, who never did, who won't anymore... and who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future. "

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Thanks for the article.
I do include dark leafy greens in my diet every day.

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Mimi,
There are many recipes which offer variations of leafy greens. Many call for frozen spinach, but I "tweak" as you know and substitute what I feel works best. I have several recipes I would be willing to share. However, you would need to do your own "tweaking" to find what is best for you.
Soups, creative salads, and main courses can all camoflage spinach and other leafy greens.
Here is one example- Spinach-Turkey Roll-Ups
2 teaspoons honey mustard
Dash ground nutmeg
8 thin slices oven-roasted turkey breast (3 ouces)
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2 red or green pepper, cut into strips
4 sticks mozzaraella string cheese cut lengthwise into quarters.
1. In a small bowl, stir together honey mustard and nutmeg. Carefully spread mustard mixture evenly onto turkey slices.
2. Divide spinach evenly and place on turkey slices, allowing leaves to extend beyond the turkey. Top with the pepper strips and cheese.
3. Starting at an edge of a turkey slice with cheese roll up each turkey slice. If desired, cut each roll-up in half. Makes 8 servings.
40 cal per serving
1 g. total fat(1 g sat fat) .9 mg chol, 220 mg sodium,
2 g. carb, 0 g. fiber, .5g protein.
You may make any changes which will make the nutritional values suit your needs. Bon Appetit!

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1. Do you include dark leafy vegetables in your "diet"?
Not so often. I thought myself to like spinach, I don't like lettuce and grren leafy veggies.
Lately I eat some swiss chard, but not so often.

2. How often do you eat dark green leafy vegetables?
Not so often, but that is going to change!

emoticon Do you have some easy and quick recipes that I can try?
I do like swiss chard and spinach in soups.
Can I use ALL other leafy veggies in soups too?
What ways I can hide them in my meals?
Thank you.





Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 7/15/2009 (14:18)
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1. Do you include dark leafy vegetables in your "diet"? Yes!

2. How often do you eat dark green leafy vegetables? Daily


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There are so many benefits to dark green leafy vegetables! Admittedly, even when I am doing my best I don't eat these often enough. I live alone, and it is difficult for me to keep them long. Occasionally, I splurge for convenience and buy prepackaged.(If budget allows) I do make a point of getting as many as possible when out. This is one of those areas I make a point of working on.
Thanks for the reminder!

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Another great article, thanks.

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Yes, I do eat them but not enough.

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Mimi...I don't eat nearly enough. I love them, just sometimes don't remember them at the store! I adore spinach, kale, dandelion greens (yes, they are very bitter!)Sometimes I put vinegar on them to take that bitterness away. I am going to make it a point to increase the amount I buy and eat this coming week. Maybe I will try a kale and sausage soup with some chicken sausage! YUMMY making me hungry!
Sandi

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Thanks great info


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PERSISTENCEMIMI
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Dark Green Leafy Vegetables Benefits

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1. Do you include dark leafy vegetables in your "diet"?
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2. How often do you eat dark green leafy vegetables?

Please read about the benefits of dark green leafy vegetables. Thank you.

www.becomenatural.com/blog/2008/07/dark-gr
een-leafy-vegetables-benefits/








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