Lettuce Stalk About Lettuce

May 23, 2014

Foodblog-6249

Salad season is almost here! We have rows of baby greens sprouting up in our garden as I speak. I thought it was time for a post to celebrate all things green. Here’s an infographic I made with good uses, nutrition highlights, and how I love to eat my greens! Hope you love my leafy free-hand drawings : )

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1 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh May 23, 2014 at 7:48 am

Very cute pic! Our farmers market is getting the first heads of the season in this week, can’t wait!

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2 Bernie May 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

LOL the cabbage looks like a fist bump…like it’s celebrating itself! “Yeah cabbage!”

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3 KathEats May 23, 2014 at 9:32 am

Haha! Go cabbage!

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4 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves May 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

Love the graphic! I’m a huge fan of spinach, mixed greens, and romaine, but I think we’re gonna have to mix it up soon with some kale or collards!

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5 Kimberly May 23, 2014 at 9:48 am

Kath is this a real post? Looks like it took 5 min to put together! Very disappointing considering the amount of sponsored posts lately!

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6 KathEats May 23, 2014 at 9:59 am

It actually took me well over an hour to create. I put in research to provide the nutrition information. And it’s not sponsored!? What a rude and hurtful comment.

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7 Kate May 28, 2014 at 6:19 am

I actually enjoy the helpful hints on how to enjoy the different kinds of lettuce! I haven’t done much branching out with lettuce selections in the past, I’m going to give some of these a try!!

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8 Ali May 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

That’s an awesome infographic! Love it.

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9 Molly @Mollysmusingz May 23, 2014 at 10:10 am

Oh- this is cool! I often time just grab greens and eat them up- without realizing they all have different benefits, vitamins etc. I loveeee arugala and didn’t know it was rich in those vitamins- I am recovering a hip fracture and need more Vitamin C… cool to see there is also calcium in Collards.

Nice post- thanks!

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10 Nicole May 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

Cute pictures! I am a huge fan of greens, especially during the summer when salads taste so GOOD! I have a hard time with the more bitter greens though (collard, chard, etc…), so I am going to have to try your tip and add some maple syrup, bacon, and blue cheese (sounds delicious). Thanks for the post!

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11 Alex @ Kenzie Life May 23, 2014 at 11:08 am

Love the ideas, Kath!

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12 Hannah @ eat, drink, and save money May 23, 2014 at 11:21 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your visual! I’ve noticed that you’ve been doing more “Pinterest” worthy posts lately and I must say that I LOVE it (totally pinning it after I comment!) Did you draw the pics yourself? You are getting really good at making your visuals. They really are time consuming aren’t they? I’d love to see more posts like this. Keep up the amazing work. I hope you had FUN making it. At the end of the day, that is all that really matters, right?

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13 KathEats May 23, 2014 at 11:27 am

It was very fun : )

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14 jill May 23, 2014 at 11:45 am

OOooh – I popped by to see if your weekend recap (somewhere hot, you said? Am jealous!) was up, and now I’m craving that lovely salad in your bottom picture. Maybe we’ll get some heat this weekend and I’ll feel like salads instead of roasted or steamed veggies!

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15 Donna May 23, 2014 at 11:48 am

That looks like rabbit food to me!!! Do you not have rabbits in your area? I live in a patio home with a very tiny lot (in a suburban Charlotte neighborhood), and I can’t plant any greens without the rabbits devouring it overnight! They eat everything—flowers, sedum, vegetables! It’s so discouraging.

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16 KathEats May 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Luckily we haven’t had many pests here in cville. But in Charlotte the deer ate all of our veggies!

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17 Tazneen May 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Hey Kath. Great post! We are moving to a house in the next 2 months with a backyard . Much of it is concrete but there are some beds along the walls for plantation. Could you please do a post about planting seasonal vegetables and flowers. Also I was thinking of buying those wooden planters that you showed us last year that you grew vegetables in. Basically a post about do your garden from scratch. It`ll be much appreciated :)

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18 KathEats May 25, 2014 at 7:40 am

Sorry it’s taken me days to reply! If you look to the left there is a tag for “garden”. Matt did a series on our garden specifics last summer. He’ll probably do a shorter one this year!

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19 Christine May 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

I love arugula! I’ve been making flat bread pizza with fig spread and goat cheese; when it comes out of the oven I top it with arugula (tossed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt), its to good! I just wish my husband was more of a fan of arugula!

And thanks for the use of cabbage slaw, never thought to make an asian inspired one!

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20 emily May 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Sweet graphic! I also like the punny title :)

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21 Heather May 23, 2014 at 5:06 pm

This infographic is great! I love greens…in all forms. And goat cheese, but that is another matter. Mixing beets, goat cheese, walnuts, and arugula is one of my favorite lunch/dinner ideas ever, especially with healthy, homemade dressing, such as these: http://watchfit.com/diet/recipe-suggestions/5-healthy-salad-dressings-weight-loss/

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22 Kate @ Indulgent Wellness May 23, 2014 at 5:16 pm

If I could give an award for best green, I’d give first place to arugula. Oh how I love you so, Mr. Peppery arugula!!

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23 KathEats May 24, 2014 at 6:25 am

: ) kale is my fav!

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24 Cyn May 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Love the graphic! Is there a way to set it up so it’s printable? I’d like to keep it as a reference in my kitchen-great inspiration to eat my greens and so charming.

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25 KathEats May 24, 2014 at 6:24 am

If you right click and save image as you could print it out. Thanks!

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26 Wren May 23, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Mmmm, now I’m hungry for some greens! I love all of your suggestions, and I’m going to have to give them a go myself. Thanks.

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27 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) May 24, 2014 at 5:30 am

This is so cute! Love it. And very useful to boot. :D

I used to add spinach to my smoothies all of the time, until realizing that spinach was full of oxalates which binds with calcium, interfering with calcium’s absorption. Bad news for people looking to meet their daily calcium requirements. I’m sure it’s not that big a deal for most people, but I personally struggle trying to get adequate calcium amounts…I’ve since switched to baby kale, which is definitely a little more earthy tasting, and took me a while to get used to it. But now I love it! :D

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28 ellie @ fit for the soul May 25, 2014 at 6:17 pm

That’s interesting, Sarah! I also have heard that TOO MUCH KALE can be bad for people who take anticoagulant meds. Man, you’d think that dietary things would be much simpler than that, but I guess it’s not always that way, hah!

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29 Wren May 26, 2014 at 7:03 pm

I have actually been hearing similar things recently, and have read about it in one of the juicing books I have at home… the author says something along the lines of how it is important to switch up / eat a variety of different greens throughout the week, because eating the same green all of the time has negative effects … think the oxalates and even alkaloids… the book says “plants carry a trace of alkaloids in their leaves to ensure that animals will move on to eat other green plants and will not exterminate any one species. Although alkaloids are poisonous in large quantities, in small quantities they cannot hurt you, and even strengthen the immune system…. …However, if you keep consuming kale or spinach, or any other single green for many weeks without rotation, eventually the same type of alkaloids can accumulate in your body and cause unwanted symptoms of poisoning.”(from Victoria Boutenko’s Green Smoothie Revolution book)

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30 Emily @ Life on Food May 24, 2014 at 5:44 am

Love this post. So many varieties – I always enjoy knowing the differences.

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31 Kelsey @ SoMuchLifeToLive May 24, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Whoooo!!!! I’m excited to pack my summer full of GREEENS! Thanks for the infograph – very helpful.
Kelsey

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32 ellie @ fit for the soul May 25, 2014 at 6:15 pm

It’s always really nice to know what food goes well with what, especially when there are so many varieties like lettuce! I’m not tooo familiar with watercress…is that the one that is sliiiightly bitter and tougher in texture? And really cute drawings, hehe! I can only use paint for that kind of stuff and I’m terrible at doing things like that on the computer. :P

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33 char eats greens May 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

Love the pics and can’t wait to finally get into more salads now that the weather is warm where I am!!

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34 Sophie May 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Ignore the negative comment Kath, I love this post! I actually thought you’d got the info graph from somewhere online! I love it – accessible and interesting! Keep doing what you do.

Butter head lettuce has to be one of my favourites!

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35 Patty May 27, 2014 at 8:17 am

Awesome post, looks like art! I’d frame this and put it up in my kitchen as a reminder to eat more greens!

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