In Season: Pomegranate

Pomegranates are in season and probably on sale at your local grocery store.  What better time to learn a little bit more about them and how to prepare them! Pomegranates are full of delicious, sweet seeds and like most fruits contain lots of fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C.  Pomegranates also contain folate and vitamin K.  … Read more

Food Safety Education Month

September is Food Safety Education Month! About 48 million people get sick from foodborne illness every year and about 3,000 people die from this illness.  Anyone can get sick from a foodborne illness but people with weakened immune systems are especially at risk.  These populations include: Pregnant women Young children Older adults People with weakened immune … Read more

Get to know your Roots (Vegetables)

It’s that time of year…root vegetables will be in season soon.  These vegetables are perfect to add to your upcoming meal plans since they are affordable, packed with nutrition, versatile, have a long shelf life, and can add volume to any meal.  Use root vegetables as a side, an entrée, or as a way to stretch a soup, stew or … Read more

Trend Spotlight: Spiralized Veggies (with Recipes)

Turning vegetables into spiralized noodles, also called zoodles, is a new exciting trend. Mostly, it has been used as a great replacement for pasta for those individuals on low carbohydrate meal patterns. It has gotten to be so popular that there are special cookbooks and websites focusing just on recipes including spiralized veggies.  I think it is just … Read more