Diet Tips for Spring

Spring represents a new beginning and a time to refresh the mind and body. The organ systems associated with spring is the Liver and Gallbladder. Spring is the perfect time to bring more self-awareness to your body and the toxins that are ingested on a daily basis. Since your liver is responsible for eliminating toxins, pay closer attention to your diet and get rid of processed foods. eliminate alcohol, saturated fats, coffee, and chemical additives.

Think spring and green when it comes to foods. Seasonal veggies such as spinach and other greens, green onions, garlic, broccoli, brussel sprouts and asparagus are beneficial. Visit your local farmers market to see what is in season.   Try these elegant Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms as an accompaniment to some grass fed beef or chicken.

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

  • 1 cup cooked spinach
  • 8 large mushrooms
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Tblsp butter
  • 2 Tblsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • sea salt and pepper

Chop cooked spinach and place in a strainer and press out the liquid. Wash mushrooms and remove stems. Chop stems finely and saute with the onions in butter and olive oil until tender. Add the spinach and cook another minute or so, mixing well until all of the moisture has evaporated. Add nutmeg and season to taste. Fill the hollow of each mushroom with the spinach mixture and place in a buttered glas baking dish.

To cook, add ¼ inch of water to the baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

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