Three Foods to Try This Summer

june blog1.  Red Lentils:  Every cooked cup contains a hefty 16 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber!  Just combine 1 cup of red lentils with 2 cups of water, 1 bay leaf and 1 clover of garlic. Simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and garlic and stir in a pinch of coarse salt. Drizzle with 2 tsp. of olive oil per serving. Makes 3 one-cup servings.  Here is a version with sausage that you might like to try:  http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/lentil-stew-mustard-greens-sausage

2.  Baby Bok Choy:  A cooked cup is loaded with vitamins A and C and is surprisingly high in potassium, calcium, and iron – and only 20 calories!  Just stir-fry 1 lb in a hot skillet with 1 Tbsp. of peanut oil and 1 tsp. each of minced garlic and grated ginger.  Cook about 3 minutes.  Drizzle with 1 tsp. each of reduced-sodium soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.  Here is another easy recipe:  http://www.food.com/recipe/baby-bok-choy-authentic-chinese-recipe-380995

3.  Broccoli Rabe:
  Blanch to remove some of its bitterness, then fur it into a cold vegetable salad or quickly sauté or stir fry it.  A great source of calcium, iron,
potassium, and vitamins A, C and K.

Next Month:  Should we eat like a hunter-gatherer?