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eggplant

Eggplant

Nutrition Benefits Low in sodium: may help reduce high blood pressure. Low in calories: helps prevent weight gain. Fiber: aids in achieving a healthy weight by being more filling than low-fiber foods, helps reduce cholesterol levels, and may lower your risk of heart disease. Selection Choose firm and glossy eggplants that are heavy for their size and without breaks in the skin. Storing Store uncut in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Cooked eggplant will last 3–5 days in the refrigerator. Cleaning Rinse eggplant under cool running water before cooking. Preparing Take a whole eggplant and make small slits in the sides. Bake at 400°F until soft, about 35–40 min. Allow to cool. Then cut in half and scoop out flesh. Season with your favorite spices or sauce. Add to pasta or hummus. Try tossing eggplant cubes in ¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette and refrigerating for an hour beforehand for a real flavor boost! Drain any excess vinaigrette. Toss with oil before roasting. Peel eggplant with a vegetable peeler before cutting into cubes or just cut into cubes. The skin is edible!  

grapes

Grapes

Nutrition Benefits Low in sodium: may help reduce high blood pressure.

lettuce

Greens/Lettuce

Nutrition Benefits Low in calories: helps prevent weight gain.

kale

Kale and Collard Greens

Nutrition Benefits Vitamin A: helps with seeing at night and helps the immune system.

kiwi

Kiwi Fruit

Nutrition Benefits Vitamin C: helps heal cuts and wounds and helps the immune system.

kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

watermelon

Melon

Nutrition Benefits Vitamin A: helps with seeing at night and helps the immune system.

mango

Mango

Nutrition Benefits Vitamin A: helps with seeing at night and helps the immune system.

mushroom

Mushrooms

Nutrition Benefits Niacin (Vitamin B3): may help reduce high cholesterol levels.

onion

Onions

Nutrition Benefits Vitamin C: helps heal cuts and wounds and helps the immune system.

orange

Oranges

Nutrition Benefits Fiber: helps reduce cholesterol levels and may lower your risk of heart disease.

peach

Peaches

Nutrition Benefits Low in cholesterol: may help reduce high blood pressure.