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A Naturally Green St. Paddy's Day With Meal in a Jar
A Naturally Green St. Paddy's Day With Meal in a JarSome people believe that St Patrick's day is all about green... green pancakes, green eggs and ham, and green beer. But do you know what actually makes all of the things you indulge in green? The answer is green food colouring. Food colouring seems relatively harmless, so let's take a look at what is exactly in it. We have the ingredients found in a common green food colouring brand:

WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, FD&C YELLOW 5, FD&C BLUE 1, AND PROPYLPARABEN (PRESERVATIVE).

The only thing in that chemical concoction that's “natural” is water. Everything else is a petroleum byproduct that was conjured up in a laboratory. Have no fear, Meal in a Jar has your green fix covered with fresh all natural ingredients. Our St, Paddy's Day greens are the by products of water, sunshine and Mother Nature. Let's take a look at some of our greens. 

Spinach

Spinach is loaded with vitamins and minerals. For all of you diehard nutritionists,  these are a mixture of water and fat soluble vitamins. Spinach is packed full of magnesium, B2 and B6, vitamine K, vitamine E and calcium. This assortment of vitamins results in numerous health benefits. FIrst and foremost, spinach prevents cholesterol from oxidizing. As a result, Spinach is essential in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and lowering blood pressure. In addition, it helps you maintain vigorous brain function, memory and mental clarity.

Kale 

Besides being a great additive to any meal for a little extra crunch, kale adds a nutritional boost to any meal. Kale is packed with alpha-linolenic acid, omega 3 fatty acids, along with vitamins, A,C, and K. In addition, it's loaded with potassium, calcium, zinc and antioxidants. Kale is essential in preventing macular degeneration as well as the development of cataracts. In addition, it aids in a healthy digestive track due to its high level of fiber.  

Bok Choy 

Tracing back to Ancient China, bok choy has been enjoyed for its taste and nutritional benefits for millenias. Its full of vitamins C,A,K and an excellent source of calcium, manganese, iron and antioxidants. As a result this ancient veggie is known to help keep age related ailments away. The high calcium content is perfect for those who are lactose intolerant and want to maintain strong and healthy bones. High in glucosinolates, bok choy keeps those nasty cancer cells at bay. 

Our jars are packed with these greens. Check out these 3 beauties below. If you already love Meal in a Jar and need your weekly fix, check out our fantastic meal plans. With Meal in a Jar, your friends will be green with envy on St Paddy’s day, but be careful the Leprechauns might be after your Meal in a Jar ;)

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