Children, parents, teachers, and museum volunteers walked away with the skills and information needed to create these two fun, affordable, and healthy recipes. Most importantly, they understood why they should enjoy them. This is what we love, giving people the reasons and abilities to have a positive relationship with healthy eating!
Real Nutrients from Real Food!
Here at Veggiecation, we're all about being real, and what's more real than the health benefits of unprocessed whole foods! Let's take a look at the two veggies utilized at the American Museum of Natural History: celery and spinach.
The best approach to utilizing the health found in these fresh veggies... is eating them fresh! A more attractive looking plant is a healthier plant and provides you with more flavor, texture, and nutrients than a wilted gloomy veggie. When storing spinach, do not wash, simply place in a plastic bag and refrigerate, eat within 5 days. Celery will last a little longer when stored in the same fashion, but why wait, eat up!
We all know Popeye loved his spinach, but we believe he was enjoying some celery on the side! Both of these green veggies will keep your immune system strong with their high levels of Vitamin C, while mentally sharp and happy from folate, yes, these are good mood foods! The combination of potassium, manganese, and vitamin K, provides great strength to your muscles and bones. These two veggies also have strong anti-inflammatory properties for a healthy heart and fighting the onset of many common diseases related to inflammation.
When looking at the health benefits found in these two power veggies, we have to believe Popeye was wise enough to enjoy both, he'd be stronger, happier, and healthier!