Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spice up a salad

If you are not into the arugula pesto, try to spice up a salad with this herby green.  I tossed it with spinach leaves, raisins, walnuts, grated pecorino cheese, and balsamic/oil dressing.  With a grilled cheddar cheese sandwich on crusty bread, your kitchen will feel like quite the bistro!

Arugula is part of the cruciferous family, sibling of well known veggies like cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and bok choy.  It is loaded with iron, folate, calcium, and vitamin C.  What more could you ask for?

Combine with a quick 30 minute workout...go outside and run/walk for 20 minutes.  After you have worked up a sweat, do 10 minutes of pilates-type exercises.  The combination of the cardio and strength is great for your heart.

What is your favorite vegetable?  Leave a comment!

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