Tag Archives | Vegetables

Freezer Essentials

Freezer Essentials

These freezer essentials will help you with your weekly meal prep as well as last minute meals that you need to get on the table fast. Bagged frozen vegetables, like mixed peppers, broccoli, and spinach. Bagged frozen fruit, like blueberries, mangos, bananas, and strawberries. Bagged frozen pastas, like tortellini and ravioli. Frozen waffles and pancakes. […]

20 Good Health Habits

20 Good Health Habits

Start small, with goals that work for you and your family. These are the habits you’ll keep in the long run. 1. Add More Color To Your Plate More color on your plate means more variety, more nutrients, and more flavor. The next time you shop, try putting the rainbow in your cart: orange citrus, […]

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi (pronounced cole-rah-bee) is in season now. This funny looking vegetable is so versatile and delicious. Try it raw in a crunchy slaw, blended into a velvety soup, or in place of rice for a low-carb side. Though it looks like a root, kohlrabi is actually a bulb that grows above ground. It’s in the […]

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

Healthy snacks give your family the energy and nutrients they need throughout the day. As you plan snacks, think of them as “mini meals” that include two of the four food groups. Try these simple nutritious snack ideas: 1. Whole grain crackers with a cheese stick 2. Fresh cut fruit with a yogurt dip 3. […]

Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce

Fire things up with popular hot sauces. Whether you’re just starting to heat things up or you’re looking for new options there’s a sauce to spice up any meal. HARISSA This thick North African sauce combines hot peppers with garlic and other seasonings. It’s traditionally served with couscous, but harissa can also add flavor and […]

Asparagus

Asparagus

If vegetables could speak, asparagus would surely say “spring.” While it’s available all year, nothing compares to the fresh spears that appear each spring. Asparagus is one of the first crops of the season, and after a long winter, when green produce is sparse, seeing the tips peek out of the soil is a welcome […]

Artichokes

Artichokes

An ancient symbol of fertility, artichokes are fitting for spring, when we celebrate renewal. Find them year-round – fresh, frozen, canned, and jarred. Artichokes are at their best from March to June. To Trim Artichokes Pick off the tough outer leaves until you reach paler, more tender leaves. With a chef’s knife, cut off the […]

Understanding The Mediterranean Diet

Understanding The Mediterranean Diet

If you want to lower your risk of heart disease and lose weight, without feeling deprived, the Mediterranean diet just might be the plan for you. The Mediterranean diet is known for being one of the healthiest eating patterns and one of the easiest plans to follow. In fact, research has shown that it can […]

Eating Vegan

Eating Vegan

Most vegan foods are quite obvious, but it’s important to check the label for ingredients like egg whites, gelatin, honey, or milk. When in doubt at a restaurant, ask your server to confirm your order is vegan. Dishes are often enriched with non-vegan ingredients like chicken stock or fish sauce. Rather than focus on what […]

Seasoning Suggestions

Seasoning Suggestions

To flavor your food reach for herbs and spices rather than high-sodium table salt. Make sure to read the labels of seasoning mixes because many of them contain salt. Seasoning Suggestions Pasta: Basil, Fennel, Garlic, Paprika, Parsley, Sage Potatoes: Chives, Garlic, Paprika, Parsley, Rosemary Rice: Cumin, Marjoram, Parsley, Saffron, Tarragon, Thyme, Turmeric Seafood: Chervil, Dill, […]