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
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
What’s Your Style? // Sweet Potato and Orange Salad
Did you know that there is more than one way to eat healthy? With no cut and dry way to do it, it can vary person to person. It is important to find your healthy eating style. Eat healthy for you, not somebody else! MyPlate explains that your style should reflect your preferences, culture, traditions,… Continue reading What’s Your Style? // Sweet Potato and Orange Salad
Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!
It is not uncommon to have lots of sugary treats around the house this time of year. It is important to balance holiday treats and sweets with a well-balanced nutritious diet. Leafy greens and other foods high in fiber will help keep you feeling fuller long and help ward off cravings. Having the ingredients on… Continue reading Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to utilize current grocery store ads. Start by comparing ads from different grocery stores in your area, making a list of sale items. Next, take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer and make a list of what you already have on… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
Cooking in Season // Kiwifruit
To get your daily amount of vitamin C, what fruit do you reach for? You might consider trying a kiwifruit. A kiwi has more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of an orange! It's bright green flesh speckled with tiny black seeds has a unique, sweet, tropical flavor reminiscent of a mixture of strawberries and… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Kiwifruit
Cooking in Season // Clementines
That fruit in the produce section that looks like a baby orange is in fact a clementine. For being so tiny, this little orange packs a lot of goodness. Beside the sweet flavor, they also have good amounts of vitamin C, folate, and potassium. Vitamin C is important in immune responses, preventing infection, wound healing,… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Clementines
Healthy Halloween // Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Along with a happy Halloween, we want you to have a healthy Halloween! Don't forget to add healthy snacks in with the other sweets and treats of the season. Making a healthy Halloween snack is really simple with just a few supplies and ingredients. Today I'll show you how to make three different Halloween snacks: Orange Pumpkins,… Continue reading Healthy Halloween // Roasted Pumpkin Seeds