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That’s right, according to his official biography, one of Simo Juice’s favorite heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. was in fact a fan of Southern Comfort food. And who could blame him? Such decadent homey goodness like pecan pie and deep fried chicken is difficult to deny. But who’s to say we can’t enjoy his favorite foods and still be healthy? Here are just two of Martin Luther King Jr’s favorite Southern foods, and they’re healthy!
This classic sweet treat is actually one of nature’s most healthy snacks! The sweet potato can easily be considered a super food due to its awesome nutritional content. Sweet potatoes actually contain high volumes of vitamin C and D, so they provide immune support and can improve the look of your skin. Although they contain high carbs, they also don’t cause a blood sugar spike, so you don’t have to stress about blood sugar levels.
Try roasting your sweet potato in the oven with come cinnamon and honey.
This Southern delight can be a great source of energy, fiber, and over all nutrition. Collard greens are packed with iron and magnesium to help fight against fatigue. Leafy greens are one of nature’s most healthy foods, so try not to drown not to drown it in oil and sauce, no matter how great it tastes. Cooking with garlic can also help prevent cancer and support the immune system because they’re packed with antioxidants.
Try cooking your collard greens with garlic in olive oil.
We hope you have fun with these healthy Southern Recipe’s in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and all he accomplished. Happy MLK Day!