What Do Sea Vegetables and a WSHA Wholistic Nutrition Instructor Have in Common?

 

 

Sea vegetables are a wonderful source of nutrients and something we definitely recommend be a part of your daily diet. Now when most of you think of sea veggies, you probably think of visiting the beach and tiptoeing over the “slimy” green and brown stuff that washes up on shore. Well, there’s way more to sea vegetables than that!  Did you know that there are more than 15,000 varieties out there, and that sea vegetables are high in iron, calcium, iodine, Vitamins A, B12, C, and other nutrients? Not to mention they are great with beans, grains, salads, soups, and yes, even desserts!

Sea vegetables are near and dear to one of our Wholistic Nutrition Program instructors, Jennifer Adler, M.S., C.N. She hosts yearly harvesting trips to collect; you guessed it, sea vegetables!!! Jennifer recently provided us with an update we thought we’d share since it was so cool.

“I am so excited to share “Miracle Lettuce of the Sea,” a new Kashi video (featuring yours truly) that just went live on the Kashi site. Each summer I teach seaweed harvesting/cooking workshops on Lopez Island, and this year Kashi captured it on film! As many of you know, I am quite passionate about seaweed, and teaching folks how to sustainably harvest and cook with it is one of the best parts of my summer. I hope that you have as much fun watching this video as we did making it.” (Make sure to check out Jennifer’s video!)

For those of you in Boise, the current group of nutrition students are hosting a free community event this Friday, October 15th, from 5:30-8:00PM (RSVP, please!). And guess what? There is an information table on…SEAWEED!

 

 

 

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