It All Begins with Onions




Every meal should start with onions.  Well, perhaps not EVERY meal, but most.  Toss a little coconut, olive or flax oil in a skillet or wok and add a diced sweet yellow onion and you’re guaranteed a more savory meal than you had previously planned.  Add onion to your soup or salad, and your mouth will thank you later (although your loved one may not).  White onions are also quite sweet when sautéd and especially popular in Mexican food, while red onions when ripe add great color to salads.

Benefits of Onions

Onions contain tons of health benefits!  They have phenolics and flav0noids that have potential anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. They’re also high in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and folic acid and are a good source of dietary fiber.  They’re also actually very low in sodium and fat even though they add so much flavor to a dish!

Onion soup, powder, over roast beef, in a burger, on a salad, in Mexican food, in Asian food….they’re everywhere, and it’s a good thing! Heck, there’s even great music, such as the song Green Onions by Booker T and the MG’s!

Of course, there are unhealthy yet tasty kinds as well, such as onion rings!  Oh, the onion ring, that sweet fried devilish delight that none of us can resist for long!  Big thick ones, little tiny stringy ones, we love them all, yet they don’t love us!

Onion Rings

It’s not the onion’s fault, however, it’s that fried dough!  So next time, grill it instead and enjoy all the flavor and none of the grease!  In fact, chop it up with other root veggies like sweet potatoes and beets, cover them with olive oil and Himalayan sea salt, bake in the oven, and ALL of it will taste like onion rings!

So, next time you want to add something to your dinner but you’re not sure what, toss in an onion and see how you like it! You’ll be glad you did!  Onions, it’s #fitdudefood.

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