Add This Healthy Vegetable To Your Menu

Should you go organic? Everyone has to make this choice in her own kitchen with her own body and on her own budget and it’s not an easy one. The studies go back and forth on whether or not there are more vitamins and nutrients in the organically grown food. But, what if we are looking for the wrong thing? What if there are key micro nutrients and phyto nutrients that we don’t even know about yet that are being missed? The argument in favor of organic goes beyond that of what it may or may not do for your body into what pesticides are doing to the planet. The picture is still too new to be crystal clear. What we do know is that ANY vegetable is better for your body than no vegetable. If you can’t (or don’t believe you should or can afford to) go organic, do not let that stop you from eating more vegetables. We can all agree on that. The #1 vegetable on the store shelves is kale but no one knows how to prepare it.  Here is a simple and insanely delicious recipe for a quick Pesto Kale Salad.

Theresa Albert, a yummymummyclub alum is a foodie who happens to be a nutritionist and not the other way around. She loves to explore food and the culture of food and all of the human love/hate rituals that surround it. Her new book Ace Your Health: 52 Ways to Stack Your Deck (McClelland & Stewart) is a fun, practical guide to making tasty, changes for improved health using morsels of information and delicious, healthy recipes. Her television show "Just One Bite" aired on the Food Network for over two years in a daily time slot and still appears on BBC kids, it introduced her energetic style to millions. She is also the author of Cook Once a Week, Eat Well Every Day.

Definitely not a finger wagger, as a registered nutritionist, Theresa Albert, DHN, RNCP, has a passion for simple, honest solutions to today's lifestyle choices. In addition to her private practice at the Toronto Clinic, she has provided content and comment for every major Canadian broadcaster and is forever pushing the bologna out of lunchboxes and out of the news media. As an avid social media user, blogger/writer and as a parent, she understands the struggles of balancing priorities in real life. In print newspapers and magazines, you will often see her quoted when an issue needs common sense clarification. 

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