In Season: Spring Produce-Spinach

Spring means spinach! Spinach is a dark green leaf vegetable with a slightly bitter taste that is a rich source of vitamin A, C, and iron.  Check out these tips on choosing, storing, and preparing spinach: Selection Fresh spinach can be found loose or bagged. Choose fresh spinach leaves that are green and crisp.  Avoid … Read more

In Season: Spring Produce-Peas

Nothing is better than fresh spring peas! Check out tips on choosing, storing and preparing peas below: Selection Choose firm, bright green, medium-sized pods with no signs of decay or wilting. Storage Refrigerate peas in a perforated plastic bag for 3-5 days. Shell peas immediately before using. 10 Ways to Prepare Peas Quick One-Dish Meal. Need … Read more

Morning Magic: Overnight Oats

Quick? Easy? Nutritious? Delicious? No cooking required? Yes, please! Overnight oats are all of these things.  Overnight oats are also a great option for those struggling for breakfast ideas due to food allergies or vegan eating styles as the ingredients can be flexible. Check out this video for a basic overnight oat recipe and other tips: Tips: Be … Read more

Memorial Day Menu Ideas

Hosting a celebration for Memorial Day? Try some of these recipes from EatingWell to spice up your menu! Appetizers Almost Chipotle’s Guacamole Grilled Pineapple Salsa with Cucumber Rainbow Hummus (4 ways) Mains Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta, and Tzatziki  Jalapeno Popper Burgers Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Salsa Sides Potato Salad … Read more

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

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