My dearest Artichoke,
I have spent the last few nights craving your company, but I was too lazy to go to the grocery store. I will do better tonight, my delicious thistle. In the meantime, I’d like to use this letter to express my sincere devotion to you.
I recall when we first met many years ago. You were grilled, and dipped in butter. I remember it like it was yesterday. And since that moment, my life has changed for the better. Your inulin provides me with a soluble fiber like substance that helps me to feel fuller longer. You’re a prebiotic that ferments in my gut and feeds my good bacteria. You help me maintain my weight, lower cholesterol, and absorb calcium. How can I ever repay you for all of that?
Oh arti, how do I love your nutrient content? Let me count the ways:
1) You help me maintain my weight with only 64 calories and 0 g fat
2) You keep me fuller with 10 g fiber and 3 g protein
3) You provide me with 15% of my daily vitamin C, 22% vitamin K, 27% folate, and 10% potassium
When we are apart I think about you constantly. I sneak glances when I see you at the grocery store. My mouth waters every time I see you on a menu. I can’t imagine my life without you.
P.S. I’ve included some pictures of what I’m going to do next time we are together. Enjoy!
Artichokes don’t have to be dipped in mayo or butter! Try some of these weight friendly alternatives:
Vinaigrette of olive oil, lemon, and garlic
Salt and pepper
What healthy food do you love enough to write a love letter to?