Do you stress when you’ve got extra fruits & vegetables in your kitchen without a plan to use them? Stop stressing & start eating better with these 10 fun, delicious ways to make brilliant use of all that organic goodness. 1. Bake veggies & fruits into healthy chips. Simply slice produce with a sharp knife or mandoline & bake them into perfect snacks. Discover how to make Garam Masala Eggplant Chips, Baked Zucchini Chips with Parmesan, Cinnamon Carrot Chips & more on Pinterest. 2. Freeze your own smoothie packs. Browning bananas? Peel & chop ripe fruits & veggies, bag ‘em & stick it in the freezer for your next smoothie. Combine chopped greens with a cup or more of produce. […]
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Got extra produce? You’ve got a healthy, budget-friendly meal in the making! Use these 5 simple recipe “equations” to add together whatever you have on hand. We guarantee the edible “sum” will be even tastier than its produce parts! You can make produce-packed soups, quesadillas, meatloaf, quiches and casseroles too! There are an endless amount of cool concoctions you can make with your leftover produce, so be bold and don’t be afraid to mix it (all) up.
If you’ve ever eaten sourdough bread, yogurt, or sauerkraut, you’ve enjoyed some form of fermented food. One variety called lacto-fermentation creates foods that are literally alive with probiotic microbes, which aids in digestion and absorption of nutrients. Often slightly fizzy, they also tend to boast spunky, downright sassy flavor. “Kids really like our foods,” says Mara King, resident chef and COO of Ozuké, a Lafayette, Colo.-based company that excels at all things pickled. Mara and her founding business partner, Willow King (no relation), love offering samples of their organic foods at local farmer’s markets and watching kids (and grownups) try fermented foods for the first time. It was this excitement of creating kimchi and live, raw kraut in their home kitchens—and […]
When the weather outside is frightful—and germs are making the rounds at school and in the office—one of the most enduring pleasures is hunkering down and getting cozy at home. We’ve gathered some ideas we hope will inspire more warmth in your life—and your family’s bellies—during the most wintery months. Check out our Winter Warmers recipe roundup, and read on for more inspiration to raise the temperature! 1. Go savory to satisfy on cold mornings. Eating refined carbs at breakfast, especially those with added sugar like cereal or muffins, causes metabolic swings that can last all day. Oatmeal’s complex carbs are a better foundation, especially if you ditch the usual sweet toppings for savory ones, like an over-easy egg and […]