A Nu Healthy You

A Nu Healthy You Blog

Mission Statement
Authentically connecting with people and guiding the process of mindful changes in daily living.

Stay Connected
Be notified of postings:



"I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."
- Anne LaMott

The views expressed are those of the authors and should not replace medical advice by your qualified healthcare professional. Before starting any nutrition program, you should always consult your physician.

Contact Info for Appointments
To make an appointment for nutrition counseling, wellness coaching, nutrition classes, or Teatime with the Dietitian Workshops please call (703) 880-5469 or email Anu@ANuHealthyYou.com

« return to blog home

French Women and French Lettuce: Mache
Friday, March 13th, 2009

Mache or Lamb's LettuceThe other night I was relishing the buttery nuances on my taste buds.  I was so happy that my experiment of trying the lovely French mache (found at Trader Joes for $2.49/bag), proved to be delightful and nutritious.

In a world of bitter to peppery herbs found in pre-washed mesclun mixes a new face is on the horizon, mache aka lamb’s lettuce imported from France and now cultivated in Salina Valley, California.

Mache or lamb’s lettuce is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and beta carotene to name a few nutrients, while softer and kinder on the palate then it’s sister herbs.

Mireille Guiliano, the author of French Women Don’t Get Fat, enjoys mache salad with cherry tomatoes, fresh goat cheese and Normandy apple for lunch.  Sounds intriguing…but you are not French, don’t really care for salads, and the likelihood of you going to Trader Joes or Whole Foods to buy mache feels like a bit of a stretch…

In that case, I invite you take a moment to hear some of Mireille Guiliano’s thoughts on balanced eating and lifestyle.

Mache may not be staple in your fridge, but it can be a great option to add to your house salad for variety or eat solo.  Mache works well as a side or as a final ingredient to enhance the flavor of soups and sauces alike.  Check out this mache salad with Walnut Oil Dressing or this watermelon, mache, and pecan salad.

As the French say – Manger équilibré

Loosely translate: “Eating a Balanced Diet is Important for Health”

What are your favorite ingredients for salad?

Filed under Food & Recipes, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition & Health  |  No Comments

Leave a Comment

Copyright © 2009 Kaur and Singh, Inc.  |  A Nu Healthy You  |  For more info call us at (703) 880-5469
Site by JPD Studio