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Mar 29

Veggie of the Day: Squash Blossoms

A true gift of the summer season. Why they’re fabulous: These flowers are low in calories, with a delicate texture and equally delicate flavor. Healthy recipe: Fried Squash Blossoms

Mar 26

Veggie of the Day: Go Green

Feeling like mixing things up on a friday! Fruit smoothies are an easy sell but don’t count out those leafy greens. Pair up fruits and veggies in this power drink! Go Green Shake Serves: 1 1/2 banana, chopped 1 kiwi, chopped ½ cup kale ½ granny smith apple ¼ cup white grape juice ¼ avocado, diced Ice Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Nutrition Info Per Serving…

Mar 23

Veggie of the Day: Celery Root

Also known as celeriac – this edible root (yes, from a variety of celery) is worth trying. Why it’s fabulous: Cut through the gnarly exterior to discover a crunchy, white root veggie that can enjoyed raw or cooked. Healthy recipe: Roasted or mashed with other root veggies or a fresh and tasty Celery Root Remoulade.

Mar 20

Veggie of the Day: Hot Peppers

Spice up you your weekend with some hot peppers. Why they’re fabulous: Little calories and HUGE flavor – cooked or raw, turn up the spice and the nutrients by adding fresh chilies to salsa, chili, and other spicy favorites. Healthy recipes: Quick Tomato Salsa and Grilled Cherry Pepper Poppers

Mar 18

Veggie of the Day: Radishes

One of the most underappreciated veggies ….. Why they’re fabulous: gorgeous color and delectable crunch – super low calorie and plenty of tummy-pleasing fiber Healthy recipe: pickles and salsa      

Mar 18

Veggie of the Day: Pea Shoots

If you see this seasonal delight at the farmers’ market or grocery store – scoop them up while you can! Why they’re fabulous: tiny fresh and nutrient-packed leaves, filled with folate, fiber and vitamins A and C Healthy recipe: salads, smoothies and summer rolls

Mar 15

Veggie of the Day: Green Beans

There’s nothing like the crunch of a freshly picked green bean — string bean — snap bean — what ever you call it! Why they’re fabulous: Just one cup of these skinny beans packs in 15% of your daily fiber, plus 20% of the daily dose of vitamin K. Healthy recipe: No muss, no fuss – lightly steamed with butter and coarse sea salt  

Mar 14

Veggie of the Day: Scallions

These spring treats are more than a garnish! Why they’re fabulous: Aka spring onions or green onions. These immature onions have a much milder flavor than elder versions, making them perfect for adding fresh flavor and a pop of green to salad dressings, salsas, soups, stews, and casseroles. Healthy recipe: Mango & Avocado Salsa

Mar 13

Veggie of the Day: Potatoes

Don’t believe the hype – these root veggies are sooooo good for you! Why they’re fabulous: Potatoes are filled with vitamins and minerals including iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins C, B6, and folate. Roasted and mashed are family favorites but also try potato as a natural thickener for soups and sauces. Healthy Recipe: Oven fries: cut and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 400-degrees F for 35-40 minutes…

Mar 11

Veggie of the Day: Lettuce

In honor of Registered Dietitian Day and National Nutrition Month, I am sharing one of my favorite weeknight dinners and giving lettuce some love. Why it’s fabulous: Crunch, fiber, and vitamins! Lettuce does have lots of healthy attributes. The darker in color, the more nutrients you’ll find. And like many other fruits and veggies, lettuce has a high water content so it helps keep you hydrated. Healthy Recipe: Sticky Chicken…


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Veggie of the Day: Squash Blossoms
Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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A true gift of the summer season.

Why they’re fabulous: These flowers are low in calories, with a delicate texture and equally delicate flavor.

Healthy recipe: Fried Squash Blossoms

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Veggie of the Day: Go Green
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

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Feeling like mixing things up on a friday! Fruit smoothies are an easy sell but don’t count out those leafy greens. Pair up fruits and veggies in this power drink!

Go Green Shake
Serves: 1

1/2 banana, chopped
1 kiwi, chopped
½ cup kale
½ granny smith apple
¼ cup white grape juice
¼ avocado, diced

Ice

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Calories: 250
Total Fat:  6 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 50 grams
Sugars: 31 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Sodium:  27 milligrams
Cholesterol:  0  milligrams
Fiber:  9 grams

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Veggie of the Day: Celery Root
Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Celery Root

Also known as celeriac – this edible root (yes, from a variety of celery) is worth trying.

Why it’s fabulous: Cut through the gnarly exterior to discover a crunchy, white root veggie that can enjoyed raw or cooked.

Healthy recipe: Roasted or mashed with other root veggies or a fresh and tasty Celery Root Remoulade.

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Veggie of the Day: Hot Peppers
Friday, March 20th, 2015

Cherry Peppers 1

Spice up you your weekend with some hot peppers.

Why they’re fabulous: Little calories and HUGE flavor – cooked or raw, turn up the spice and the nutrients by adding fresh chilies to salsa, chili, and other spicy favorites.

Healthy recipes: Quick Tomato Salsa and Grilled Cherry Pepper Poppers

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Veggie of the Day: Radishes
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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One of the most underappreciated veggies …..

Why they’re fabulous: gorgeous color and delectable crunch – super low calorie and plenty of tummy-pleasing fiber

Healthy recipe: pickles and salsa

 

 

 

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Veggie of the Day: Pea Shoots
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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If you see this seasonal delight at the farmers’ market or grocery store – scoop them up while you can!

Why they’re fabulous: tiny fresh and nutrient-packed leaves, filled with folate, fiber and vitamins A and C

Healthy recipe: salads, smoothies and summer rolls

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Veggie of the Day: Green Beans
Sunday, March 15th, 2015

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There’s nothing like the crunch of a freshly picked green bean — string bean — snap bean — what ever you call it!

Why they’re fabulous: Just one cup of these skinny beans packs in 15% of your daily fiber, plus 20% of the daily dose of vitamin K.

Healthy recipe: No muss, no fuss – lightly steamed with butter and coarse sea salt

 

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Veggie of the Day: Scallions
Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Purple Scallions

These spring treats are more than a garnish!

Why they’re fabulous: Aka spring onions or green onions. These immature onions have a much milder flavor than elder versions, making them perfect for adding fresh flavor and a pop of green to salad dressings, salsas, soups, stews, and casseroles.

Healthy recipe: Mango & Avocado Salsa

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Veggie of the Day: Potatoes
Friday, March 13th, 2015

Gremolata

Don’t believe the hype – these root veggies are sooooo good for you!

Why they’re fabulous: Potatoes are filled with vitamins and minerals including iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins C, B6, and folate. Roasted and mashed are family favorites but also try potato as a natural thickener for soups and sauces.

Healthy Recipe: Oven fries: cut and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 400-degrees F for 35-40 minutes – top with Gremolita

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Veggie of the Day: Lettuce
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

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In honor of Registered Dietitian Day and National Nutrition Month, I am sharing one of my favorite weeknight dinners and giving lettuce some love.

Why it’s fabulous: Crunch, fiber, and vitamins! Lettuce does have lots of healthy attributes. The darker in color, the more nutrients you’ll find. And like many other fruits and veggies, lettuce has a high water content so it helps keep you hydrated.

Healthy Recipe: Sticky Chicken Lettuce Cups (pictured above)

 

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