Weekly Veggie Update: Radishes

What’s so great about them? They are packed full of Vitamin C. According to Livestrong, a 1/2 cup can satisfy up to 14% of your daily need. It’s a low calorie, high fiber food that is diet safe and can help guard against cancer. Whoa there!

Are they easy to grow? Yes, actually. 6 inches deep and 2 feet apart is what Organic Gardening recommends. They take about 3 weeks to mature.

What do I do with them? I personally love them with arugula, seared tempeh, snap peas, and avocado. You can slice them and bake them like chips or saute them with snap peas and scallions. Or you can just eat them raw! They’re peppery with a nice crunchy bite.

Okay, where can I find them? You can find radishes pretty much anywhere (I hope). I get mine from my CSA or from the farmers’ market. They’re white and purple radishes as well!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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