Eat Well & Share: Meals as tasty as they are healthy

Sally Beck

It’s always a happy moment when something you love happens to be good for you as well.

When choosing salad greens, the more interesting, the better, and for me, if it’s something bitter, I’m going to love it. In addition to being delicious, bitter greens are packed with nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K, as well as potassium, calcium and magnesium.

High in soluble and insoluble fiber, they are considered a prebiotic food that supports gut health and digestion by feeding the good bacteria in your digestive system. Bitter greens are also packed with antioxidants that help with reducing inflammation.

Two of my favorite bitter greens are radicchio, which is a member of the chicory family, and arugula, which is a type of cabbage green. Both have strong, sharp flavors to bring some excitement to your salads.

It’s nice to balance out the bitterness with ingredients that complement it, such as the mozzarella in the radicchio salad, and the citrus in the arugula salad, which you will find in the recipes below.

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