>Healthy Deal of the Week: Broccoli & Cauliflower

Publix is selling broccoli and cauliflower for $1.69 a bunch. This is great news because the usual price is close to $3.00 a bunch. Best bet: buy extra and freeze. Just cut up your veggies, blanch and place in freezer safe bags. The blanching helps denature some enzymes that can cause deterioration during storage...yuk! To blanch just throw the veggies in some boiling water for a minute or two and then place in an ice bath to stop the cooking.
Broccoli and cauliflower both belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables, famous for their cancer fighting properties. Cauliflower is a good source of vitamin C, folate, fiber, and B vitamins. Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C, K, A, folate, fiber and calcium...yes calcium! The list of healthful benefits is truly endless.
Enjoy your veggies raw with some hummus, stir-fried, roasted, or in soup. Mashed cauliflower is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. These are some of the healthiest veggies available to us, so take advantage of the sale and stock up!!