Sunday, May 9, 2010

ADD Asparagus to your Next Salad :)

Asparagus is one of those veggies that people either love or hate.  But if you are reluctant to try asparagus in your diet you should consider this.  A serving of just 4 asparagus has 89 micrograms of folic acid which is a powerful nutrient that helps prevent birth defects and heart disease.  It also has a diuretic and antibacterial properties, can have a mild laxative and stimulates the kidneys.  It contains a nice dose of vitamin A and 134 mg of potassium.  The only caution to this veg is that if you are prone to kidney stones or gout you should limit your consumption.

MIGHT I suggest in the event that you don't like just PLAIN asparagus.....

Lightly steam asparagus spears about 10 mins Spears should remain still crisp but tender.  Sprinkle with Lemon juice and pepper to taste.  Add to the top of your favorite salad Include Avocado,  Yellow Pepper, Mango, Strawberries, Baby Spinach, snap peas, Ribbons of Carrot, and roasted Pecans.  Sprinkle with balsamic vinaigrette.....who could ever get tired of salad!!???  

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