Category Archives: Seasonal Recipes

3 Simple Garden Fresh Recipes

                It’s easy to eat healthy right now with all the fresh produce very much in season.  Between my small garden, the garden at work, and bags full of produce from Community Support Agriculture (CSA) I’ve stayed busy creating fun new recipes and revisiting my summer favorites. Leeks In our CSA bag this week I got cabbage, leeks, potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumber and zucchini.  I decided to wing it and make up a “chop salad,” recipe,

Potatoes Are Nutritious & Delicious

Potatoes sometimes get a bad reputation for not being a healthy vegetables. To the contrary potatoes are loaded with nutrients such as potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and fiber.  It is what we often do to potatoes (fry them, load them, etc.) that steal from their nutrient profile.  To get the most nutrient bang for your buck keep the potato peel on.  By eating the entire potato you will be getting all the nutrients it has to offer. There are over

How to Grill Tasty Vegetables – 5 Tips to Success

This article was written by Amanda Miller, Registered Dietitian, and Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties Volunteer. Grilling out this summer? Instead of piling on the meat, try filling half of the grill with vegetables. It’s a great way to make your summer meals healthier and help you save a little money. Most vegetables make good grill companions – peppers, onions, eggplant, zucchini, corn on the cob, broccoli…the list goes on and on. But here are a few simple tips to remember when