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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Green Beans // Italian Green Bean Salad

How do you enjoy green beans? Do you eat them fresh from your garden? Do you keep them canned in your pantry? Are there a few bags in the freezer? Any way you like them, green beans are low in calories, a great source of vitamins and minerals, and will help you reach the daily… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Green Beans // Italian Green Bean Salad

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You Hold the Kiwi To My Heart // Kiwi Sorbet

Are you familiar with a fruit that is fuzzy, brown, and egg-shaped? Although small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, this fruit packs a delicious and invigorating flavor. Inside it's fuzzy brown skin lies a creamy green flesh lined with small black seeds. It tastes like a mixture between strawberries and bananas.… Continue reading You Hold the Kiwi To My Heart // Kiwi Sorbet

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The Most Hated Vegetable In America // Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Do you like Brussels sprouts? If your answer is no, you are not alone. Fruitsandveggies.org tells us that Brussels sprouts were once considered the most hated vegetable in America. If you fall among the haters, let me challenge you to give them a second chance. When cooked correctly, Brussels sprouts are delicious! Check out the… Continue reading The Most Hated Vegetable In America // Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy // Chocolate Dipped Clementines

It's likely you'll find clementines on sale at the grocery store this time of year. You might even receive some as a Christmas gift. They are small, sweet, and portable. The best part is that they are easy to peel! They are delicious on their own, but can also be used in many different types… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy // Chocolate Dipped Clementines

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All About The Grapes // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Do you ever feel the need for a quick treat? Try popping a grape or two into your mouth. Grapes are plump and juicy - a great combination of sweet and tart. Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, they serve your body well. There are thousands of different grape varieties around the world. Although they are usually… Continue reading All About The Grapes // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

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Fancy Without the Fuss // Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Have you eaten your veggies today? MyPlate recommends the average adult get 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables each day. Spinach is great way to boost your veggie consumption. It is an easy addition to many kinds of recipes. With it's mild flavor, you'll hardly know it's there. You can use it as a… Continue reading Fancy Without the Fuss // Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

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Not Just For the Irish // Grilled Cabbage

Cabbage is commonly associated with St. Patrick's day, a celebration of Irish culture. Traditionally, St. Patrick's Day was a religious feast for Irish American's. They used cabbage as part of their feast because it was the most affordable vegetable. There are hundreds of varieties; Green, Red, Napa, Savoy, and Bok Choy are the most known… Continue reading Not Just For the Irish // Grilled Cabbage

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What Will You Create? // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Artichokes

How often do you eat artichokes? They may not be part of your menu plan because you don't know what to do with them. They are easier to include in recipes than you may think. Canned and bottled artichoke hearts are readily available at grocery stores. They are a quick and easy way to add… Continue reading What Will You Create? // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Artichokes

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Go Bananas // Grape Tasting Treat

We might be surviving the depths of winter, which makes it the perfect time to bring a little sunshine into the kitchen. Fun in the Sun Banana Split, Tropical Sunrise Parfait, and Boat Loads of Fruit are just a few tasty recipes from fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org. Bananas are in season all year long and can help you… Continue reading Go Bananas // Grape Tasting Treat

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Hold the Marshmallows // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes

Your thoughts may be all about the turkey this week, but don't forget about the sweet potatoes. As a child, my impression of sweet potatoes was that they were vegetables with marshmallows on top. That didn't sound appetizing to me, and I never gave them a chance. As an adult, I realized that sweet potatoes… Continue reading Hold the Marshmallows // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes

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The Plumper, The Better // Chocolate Cherry Muffins

You may notice fresh cherries at your local grocery store or farmers market this time of year. Because of their short growing season, now is a great time to add them to your menu plan. When it comes to fresh cherries, the plumper the better! Plump, dark red cherries with smooth glossy skin will taste… Continue reading The Plumper, The Better // Chocolate Cherry Muffins

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Add A Little Crunch // Cucumber Lentil Salad

Cucumbers are one of my favorite veggies. My mouth waters just thinking about them! They add just the right amount of crunch to many dishes. Rarely is there a family gathering in the summertime without a bowl of fresh cucumbers marinating in vinegar. That's my favorite way to enjoy them! Fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org helps us get creative with… Continue reading Add A Little Crunch // Cucumber Lentil Salad

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Sip It! Grill It! Carve it! // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Watermelon

There is one fruit I love more than all the rest. It's watermelon! When watermelon is in season, there is hardly a day that goes by that I don't enjoy a bite. You may think that watermelon is best sliced or added to a fruit salad, but don't stop there. You can sip it, grill… Continue reading Sip It! Grill It! Carve it! // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Watermelon

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A Nutrient Powerhouse // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Asparagus

Why are asparagus stalks never lonely? Because they come in bunches! All jokes aside, now is a great time to add asparagus to your menu plan. It is considered a spring vegetable and may be available at your local grocery store or farmers market. Asparagus is known as a nutrient powerhouse. It is low in… Continue reading A Nutrient Powerhouse // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Asparagus

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A Taste of the Tropics // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple

If a trip to the Caribbean isn't on your calendar this month, let your taste buds take a tropical vacation. Pineapple is sweet and delicious. It is hard to believe it is good for you! Pineapple is a versatile fruit that can be used in many types of recipes. Fresh pineapple compliments and tenderizes many… Continue reading A Taste of the Tropics // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple

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Taste the Rainbow // Eggs Over Peppers

Available in a rainbow of colors, bell peppers  make a crispy, crunchy, tasty addition to many recipes. You may be more familiar with green, red, and orange varieties, but did you know they also come in shades of yellow, white, brown, and purple? They are as versatile as they are colorful. You can slice them… Continue reading Taste the Rainbow // Eggs Over Peppers

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An Immune Booster // Fresh Orange Chicken

Oranges have a reputation for being healthy and delicious. It is a reputation that is well-deserved! Just one orange provides you with all the vitamin C you need for the day. They satisfy a sweet tooth in a healthy way and boost your immune system. Your body doesn't make vitamin C so it is important… Continue reading An Immune Booster // Fresh Orange Chicken

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Cranberries, Cranberries Everywhere! // Apple Cranberry Bites

Cranberries, cranberries everywhere! This time of year you are likely to see these beautiful red berries front and center at most grocery stores. Using cranberries in holiday cooking and baking is a long standing tradition. Cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner is probably the what most people are familiar with, but there is so… Continue reading Cranberries, Cranberries Everywhere! // Apple Cranberry Bites