These tasty little onions are very effective in helping you get to your weight loss goal. They are very low in cholesterol, fat, and calories! One entire cup is only 32 calories!
Here we go everyone, another fantastic power food that you will love! Spring onions are excellent for adding flavor, variety, and have
substantial nutritional benefits.
Just so you know, spring onions are as their name mentions, onions in the spring season. But, don’t be to concerned about that….Some grocery stores do carry spring onions year round. The good news is, they can be frozen. That’s right. You can buy all the spring onions you want to last you through the off seasons. Just clean and freeze, and you will have these wonderful flavorful onions all the time! When purchasing your onions, look for rich green leaves that are crisp and firm. The onion bulb should feel hard. They will stay fresh in your refrigerator for 3-4 days.
I bet you didn’t know that spring onions are an excellent source of fiber and protein. Fiber not only helps you feel full quicker and longer, it also helps prevent constipation. Protein is important for healthy bones, muscles, skin, blood, nails and hair.
Also contained in spring onions is calcium, iron, riboflavin, manganese, potassium, copper, vitamins A,C and K. This list could continue on and on. I’m sure you can see by now, adding spring onions to your power food diet is an excellent idea.
When I was younger, my father used to grow spring onions in his little garden. Wow – were they good! We would pull up the onions, wash them off and sit and eat them just like that, sometimes with a sprinkle of salt. Oh yes, they can be a little tangy on the tongue, but they definitely light up your taste buds!
Make a nice vegetable platter with some carrots, broccoli, cherry tomatoes and spring onions! Just watch and see how many of your guests will enjoy adding them to their snack plate. They taste great dipped in a low fat yogurt dip. You can also add some chopped spring onion to the dip itself.
But, if your thinking, I can’t just eat raw onions like that! It’s ok…because you can use spring onions in many different dishes to add extra flavor! Try adding some chopped onions to your salad.
Adding onions to a vegetable drink gives it a wonderful flavor and just think of all the extra nutrients you are getting! Or how about this, make a salsa and add chopped spring onion.
Try chopping or dicing, and add to stir fries and other power food dishes. Toss on top of some grilled chicken or fish for extra flavor. I love to grill my onions with a splash of lemon juice.
Now, here are my two favorites; sun dried tomatoes, with asparagus and spring onion! Just mix all together and place on baking pan. Bake until just turning brown and enjoy! And here is the one you and your kids will love… baked spring onion fries! Yes, that’s right! Just cut your onions into small slices, cover with almond flour, and bake. This is a nice snack without using the bad combination of white flour, and oil.
So go ahead and starting enjoying the spring onions. I’m sure your magination will start running away with ideas and your meals will be
exploding with additional flavor!
The Power Blast!
Calories: one cup 32 calories
Protein: 2 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 2 g
Vitamin C: 18.8 mg
Calcium: 72 mg
Potassium: 276 mg
Sodium: 16 mg
Saturated Fat: 0