>Healthy Deal of the Week: Carrots & Asparagus


This week Publix has 16oz bags of cut and peeled baby carrots for only $1.29. Carrots are the perfect portable and nutritious snack. They're high in lots of vitamins and fiber, and contain powerful carotenoids. Carotenoids are antioxidants that are linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and overall health. Try your carrots plain, or dipped in your favorite hummus for an extra boost of nutrition.
Asparagus is also on sale at $2.49/lb. Why do we love asparagus? It's high in vitamin K, folate (great for expecting moms), potassium, fiber, and a host of other nutrients. If you're not used to eating asparagus, you should know that the breakdown of certain components in asparagus may make your urine smell after eating the vegetable. This is perfectly normal! Always trim the woody lignin-containing stems of your asparagus and enjoy steamed, in pasta, omelets, or my favorite, grilled!
As always...happy shopping!