Summer Squash Ratatouille

Simple summer produce is simmered in an easy classical French dish, that is big on flavor and low on effort.Serves 4-6 Ingredients-2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil-1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped-5 cloves of garlic, crushed-1 medium eggplant, large diced-2 zucchini squash, large diced-2 yellow squash, large diced-5 or 6 fresh tomatoes (or one 28oz can)-Hearty … Read More


Farmers Market Salsa

Ingredients:  ½  Cup Corn ½ Cup Low Sodium Canned Black Beans, drained and rinsed ½ Cup Tomatoes, Diced ¼ Cup Green Onion, Diced ¼ Cup Green Pepper, Washed and Diced ½ Teaspoon Dried Minced Garlic ¼ Cup Picante Sauce ¼ Cup Cilantro, Chopped (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix … Read More


August – Kids Eat Right Month

The CDC reports that 9 in 10 children do not eat enough vegetables. Do you know how many vegetables your child should be eating each day? Here is a chart from MyPlate.gov that might help: Do you have a hard time getting your child to eat veggies? You are not alone. Some people believe that … Read More


Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month – June 2019

Summertime brings back memories of working in my grandma’s garden. We would gather up the fresh green okra, warm red tomatoes, bright yellow squashes, and dark purple eggplant in the morning before the heat of the day and then have the freshest, most flavorful (and colorful) supper that evening. Fruits and vegetables contain the vitamins, … Read More


National Nutrition Month

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Yes, it sure is!  I’ve got the info to get you eating healthy for the month and easily continue through the year.  I know you thought 31 days would be a breeze, but 365 days of nutritional intake can take your health to a new level. … Read More


Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

With all the different fruits and vegetables available at the grocery store and Farmers Market, it’s hard to know exactly how to store all of them. Here’s a quick reference guide for storing your fresh fruits and vegetables:   Fruits and vegetables that should be stored in the refrigerator (at 40°F or below) include apples … Read More


Farmers Market Week!

Farmers Markets provide a casual atmosphere to meet farmers, ask them questions about their products, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh, canned, and frozen produce can all be great choices when it comes to eating more fruits and vegetables, but fresh produce that’s in-season may be cheaper and taste better than its canned or … Read More


Super Stir Fry

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients Choose 5 vegetables (½ cup of each) Onion Broccoli Celery Carrots Peppers Mushrooms Squash Zucchini Cauliflower Choose 1 starch (1 cup per person, cooked according to package directions) Brown rice White rice Rice noodles Whole-wheat spaghetti noodles Other Ingredients ¼ cup stir-fry sauce (see recipe below) 1-2 … Read More


July is National Grilling Month

Nothing says “summertime” quite like grilling out! Having a cookout or barbecue in the summer is a great way to connect with your friends and family, play outdoor games, and enjoy each other’s company. While we often think of meat like hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken when we grill, you can also try grilling fruits and … Read More


Herb Dip

Makes about 1 ½  cups Ingredients: 1 cup cottage cheese, low-fat 4 tablespoons yogurt, low-fat plain (1/4 cup) 1 tablespoon onion (chopped, or chives) 1 teaspoon parsley (dried) 1/4 teaspoon dill (dried) Directions Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a clean container. Cover and chill. … Read More


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