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Spice Spotlight: Parsley
by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert®
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Jul
14
2010

You already know about all the health benefits of herbs and spices and their ability to give your food antioxidant boosts, now let’s focus on just how on earth you can use the various types of herbs out there. First stop…parsley.

Whether you are using fresh or dried parsley, here are some of my favorite (and easy) ways to add it into your cooking.

4 Ways to Get Your PARSLEY On…

  1. Oven-baked seasoned fries. Try tossing potato wedges in olive oil then seasoning with garlic powder, onion powder, parmesan cheese, dried parsley and chilli powder before popping in the oven for a healthier alternative of deep-fries french fries!
  2. Garnish soups, baked/mashed potatoes and pasta. Sprinkle some dried parsley on any one of your favorite dishes to please the eyes!
  3. Parsley Pesto. Combine fresh parsley, olive oil, salt and some parmesan cheese in a blender and use this pesto on tops of sandwiches, salads, etc.
  4. Lemon Parsley Chicken. Marinate chicken breasts in some olive oil, parsley and lemon and bake in the oven for a simple, healthy dinner idea!

It’s so easy to add herbs/spices into your every day cooking. With just one dash, sprinkle, spoonful…you get all the antioxidant benefits your body needs to fight away free radicals. Keep in mind that when using in recipes, 1 tablespoon of a dried herb is equal to 3 tablespoons fresh! Which ever one you decide to choose, always remember why you’re using them in the first place. 🙂

Have you tried any of the above? What are some of your favorite ways to use parsley?

Research assistance provided by Monica Lobo, RD.

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