Lori Kehoe from the Vitamin Cottage came to talk with our consumers about the best ways to eat healthy and use the veggies growing in our garden.
She focused on the best ways to cook and prepare vegetables. Steaming is best for broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and asparagus. Sauteing with broth instead of oil is recommended for most vegetables. Boiling tends to not be recommended for any veggies other than chard, spinach, and beet greens. Roasting is a good cooking method for root vegetables, tubers, onions, brocolli, and brussel sprouts.
Eating your veggies in a smoothie was also highly recommended as an easy way to mask the flavors of some vegetables which you may not like, but which are nutritious.
She also discussed managing blood sugar levels throughout your day. By eating a balanced breakfast of 2 eggs, spinach, cheese, berries, and tea instead of cold cereal, orange juice, milk, and coffee you can make sure you keep your blood sugar levels within normal levels.
Lori works in Fort Collins and is willing to do free consultations for anyone interested. Her number is (970) 266-9919.