You know the drill – the darker the green, the more nutrition the vegetable offers, but that does not mean other ‘colored’ vegetables should be put on the sideline. While we laud about kale, broccoli, or spinach, let’s not forget to notice their cousins. Two of my favorite ‘underdogs’ are eggplant and cauliflower. They are both low in calories and have a respectful amount of fiber and essential nutrients. If I had the time, I love to roast my eggplant, but in a cinch, I like to make a spicy stir-fry. On this Lunar New Year’s Day, I made a quick-flash eggplant and cauliflower (another underrated vegetable) stir-fry. Hey, cauliflower is like the albino ‘broccoli’! So don’t be bias!
We should eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Not only for health, but for texture, flavor, and visual appeal, too.