Greens and Wild Veggies
Spring offers us a great variety of wild salads, shoots, tubers, and roots. Again, the calories are low, but the vitamins and minerals are high. Some of my favorites are chickweed (for making salad), spring beauty bulbs, trout lily leaves, and sassafras roots which I use for tea and homemade root beer. Another favorite of mine is dandelion. Just 4 ounces of leaves and flowers contain 2 grams of protein, 224% of your daily Vitamin A, 64% of your Vitamin C, 20% of your calcium, and 18% of iron.