Eat Your Greens! 5 Recipes to Age Well

Last Updated February 06, 2018
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The power of greens!

 

A study recently published in Neurology finds that the healthier you eat over the years the better you will age. The researchers disovered that healthy seniors whose daily diet included leafy green vegetables — such as spinach, kale and collard greens — had a slower rate of cognitive decline, compared to those who tended to eat little or no greens.

Here are 5 recipes featuring leafy greens and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Nashville Food Project's Beef Stuffed Collard Rolls

This recipe comes from volunteer cook Ann Fundis and The Nashville Food Project’s Operations Manager Anne Sale. Using collards in place of cabbage, gives this decidedly Hungarian dish a Southern...

Spinach Cheese Stuffed Butternut Squash

Ordinarily the rule for picking butternuts is to choose squash with long fleshy necks and small “bells.” For this recipe, you’ll want a squash with an ample cavity for filling.

Spaghetti with Arugula Pesto, Salami and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Pesto should not be a forgotten fad of the ’80s. It is a staple that you need to be making, at the very least to keep from watching the slow demise of freshly picked basil or arugula in your fridge...

Farmhouse Kale Salad

This recipe, from owner Lisa Void of Depot Café in Springfield, is the perfect side dish for a holiday dinner.

Sorghum-Glazed Spinach-Stuffed Pork Loin

A tender pork loin is paired with sweet sorghum and tender spinach, making for a juicy and flavorful main dish fit for any special occasion.
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