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Roast, Bake, and Mash Through the Winter // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Butternut Squash

What is the gourd's favorite sport? It's squash! This time of year, fresh, locally grown produce starts to dwindle. It's time to switch gears to fall fruits and vegetables. Winter squash is in its prime. Once harvested, if kept in a cool place, winter squash will last several months. This makes winter squash the perfect… Continue reading Roast, Bake, and Mash Through the Winter // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Butternut Squash

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Pretty To Grow and Nutritious To Eat // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Swiss Chard

Many gardeners choose to plant Swiss chard in their garden because of its colorful stems and large decorative leaves. In fact, some people plant it for ornamental use only. It is pretty to grow and nutritious to eat! It is a leafy green, which means it is full of vitamins and nutrients. It can be… Continue reading Pretty To Grow and Nutritious To Eat // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Swiss Chard

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Meat of the Field // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Edamame

Do you need to increase your protein intake? Have you thought about adding edamame to your plate? Edamame, or soybeans, have been called "meat of the field" because they are a great source of protein, iron, and calcium. This is especially helpful for those who struggle to get enough meat or dairy products in their… Continue reading Meat of the Field // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Edamame

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It’s the Inside That Counts // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Jicama

Do you like food with a little crunch? If so, Jicama is the perfect recipe add-in. It may not be pretty on the outside, but it's the inside that counts. It is mild in flavor, crisp, and crunchy. Its texture has been compared to a cross between a potato and a water chestnut. You can… Continue reading It’s the Inside That Counts // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Jicama

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National Potato Lover’s Month // Roasted Chili Lime Potatoes and More!

February is National Potato Lover's Month. As a potato lover myself, I'm happy to celebrate. Potatoes are the most popular vegetable in the United States. That's not surprising considering the many different ways you can prepare them. A common misconception is that potatoes aren't a healthy choice from the vegetable group because they have a… Continue reading National Potato Lover’s Month // Roasted Chili Lime Potatoes and More!

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Kids Create // Easiest Ever Sweet Potatoes

Captain Create teaches all about Sweet Potatoes on kidscreatutah.org this month. They are a nutrient-packed veggie, low in calories, high in fiber, and delicious! If you aren't familiar with cooking sweet potatoes, don't worry! All you need is a hot oven and three ingredients. For more sweet potato recipe ideas, click here. Visit kidscreateutah.org for… Continue reading Kids Create // Easiest Ever Sweet Potatoes

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Kale – A Tasty Substitute // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Kale

Are you getting your greens? Kale is considered a "superfood" loaded with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K. According to the USDA, eating green leafy vegetables may lower the risk of stomach, breast, and skin cancer. They recommend 2 to 3 servings of leafy green vegetables per week. Most American's fall short of these… Continue reading Kale – A Tasty Substitute // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Kale

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Veggie Trays and Holidays // 10 Veggie Dip Recipes

When preparing a dish to share at a party, potluck dinner, or get together, do vegetables come to mind? A veggie tray is easy to put together. No cooking required! You can arrange the veggies in a fun or creative way or impress party-goers with a delish dip. With these special touches, you might find that your… Continue reading Veggie Trays and Holidays // 10 Veggie Dip Recipes

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Time to Turnip // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Turnips

Have you ever tasted a turnip? If not, what are you waiting for? It's time to turnip! Part of the root vegetable family, they are a versatile veggie that might as well be a kitchen staple. You can use them in so many ways. Turnips are in season during the late fall. Run to your… Continue reading Time to Turnip // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Turnips

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cauliflower // Roasted Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower is a popular vegetable year round, but did you know that you will find fuller heads of cauliflower, at a great price, during the fall and winter months? As fresh vegetables from the garden or farmers market phase out for the year, look for ways to add fall and winter veggies, like cauliflower, to… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cauliflower // Roasted Cauliflower Rice

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Pies, Tarts, and Crisps, Oh My! // Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

Pies, tarts, and crisps, oh my! When you think of Rhubarb, what comes to mind? Rhubarb is often used in dessert recipes and paired with lots of sugar to balance out its tart flavor. A low-sugar, fruity dessert is a nice end to a balanced meal. Read on to learn how to use Rhubarb in… Continue reading Pies, Tarts, and Crisps, Oh My! // Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

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Five Reasons to Eat More Color // Rainbow Frittata

A plate full of colorful fruits and veggies not only looks great - it's good for you, too! Different colors provide different nutrients. It is recommended that you keep your plate colorful to help keep your body and mind healthier, longer. The American Heart Association shares five reasons to add color. Check it out! Now… Continue reading Five Reasons to Eat More Color // Rainbow Frittata

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The Versatile Veggie // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Broccoli

When you think of a versatile veggie, what comes to mind? If broccoli isn't on the top of your list, it should be! You can steam it, bake it, grate it, stir fry it, or eat it raw. It can be added to soups, salads, pasta dishes, and more. When you are looking to boost… Continue reading The Versatile Veggie // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Broccoli

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Veggies In Season – Winter Squash // Microwave Spaghetti Squash

One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to buy fruits and veggies in season. This time of year you may notice higher prices on fresh produce. That is because it is the off season for many fruits and vegetables - especially those that are locally grown. Did you know… Continue reading Veggies In Season – Winter Squash // Microwave Spaghetti Squash

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Fight the Winter Blues with Citrus Fruits // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

As we enter the cold days of winter, you may find yourself in need of a little sunshine. Did you know that most citrus fruits ripen to their sweetest and juiciest during the winter months? They are a natural immune booster, full of vitamin C and powerful antioxidants. Not only do they fight illness, they taste… Continue reading Fight the Winter Blues with Citrus Fruits // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

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Going Back To The Roots // Winter Root and Sausage Soup

Did you know that roots provide plants with nourishment? Veggies do the same thing for our bodies. This time of year fresh, homegrown veggies are harder to come by. Don't despair! Add root vegetables to your meals. Most root veggies are in season year round, but they peak during the winter months. You might be… Continue reading Going Back To The Roots // Winter Root and Sausage Soup

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pears // Pineapple Pear Salsa

When you think about autumn produce, do pears come to mind? You'll find pears at your local supermarket during the fall months. In the off season, canned pears work just as well. They are a very versatile fruit and work in many types of recipes. Try them with grilled cheese, as a sweet addition to… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pears // Pineapple Pear Salsa

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What’s So Magical About Mealtime? // Lemon & Feta Chicken Kabobs

You’ve probably heard about the many benefits of family mealtime. September is Family Meals Month, after all! Many studies have been done on the positive impact that family meals can have on a child’s vocabulary/reading skills, overall physical health, and even mental well-being. Waving your magic wand won’t put dinner on the table, but understanding… Continue reading What’s So Magical About Mealtime? // Lemon & Feta Chicken Kabobs

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Delicious – Any Way You Slice It or Dice It // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Zucchini

Zucchini is in abundance this time of year. If you don't have them growing in your own garden, they can be found at grocery stores and farmers markets. Perhaps you have a neighbor who is more than happy to get a few off of their hands. Any way you slice 'em or dice 'em, zucchini… Continue reading Delicious – Any Way You Slice It or Dice It // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Zucchini

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The Most Flavorful Veggie of Summer // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes are plentiful this time of year. If you haven't cashed in on one of the most flavorful veggies of the summer, what are you waiting for? Not only are they tasty, they are also packed with nutrition. Read on for the Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatoes from fruitsandveggies.org. If you don't have… Continue reading The Most Flavorful Veggie of Summer // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatoes