Three Healthy and Delicious Summer Salsas

Summertime is all about healthy fresh fruits and vegetables and good food! One must-have dish for warm-weather menus is salsa. It’s the perfect accompaniment to grilled meat, poultry and seafood, and salsa dishes can include a wide variety of ingredients, from classic peppers to herbs to fruits. Here are some super salsa recipes that will . . .

Stocking Your Kitchen with Healthy Foods

A well-stocked kitchen is a great way to save money and time, and homemade dishes offer so much more than their fast food counterparts. When you prepare meals from scratch you control what goes into your dishes. And when your kitchen is stocked with nutritious ingredients you can prepare a multitude of meals that offer . . .

Beneficial Basil

Cooking with fresh basil is a wonderful sensory experience that inspires creativity in the kitchen. Basil elevates dishes and complements a variety of foods and other herbs, including cheeses, garlic, lemon, olives, onions, oregano, rosemary, sage, and tomatoes just to name a few. One popular summer salad that basil is featured in is the Insalata . . .

The Avocado: One of Nature’s Most Perfect Foods

With its mildly nutty taste and velvety smooth texture, the avocado is easy to love. It’s the main ingredient in guacamole; it is used, mashed, as a substitute for mayonnaise in sandwiches; it is a must-have accompaniment or ingredient for tacos, shrimp cocktails, and Mexican soups; it is included in the Mediterranean Diet; and it . . .

Vitamin C

Did you know that the body is not able to make vitamin C on its own? That’s why it’s important to include vitamin C-rich foods into your diet. In the body, vitamin C serves many roles: to help form an important protein used to make blood vessels, ligaments, skin . . .

 
 
 
 
 

Produce Color

Produce that share color often share health benefits. Learn about eating by color!

Glossary of Terms

folic acid
sodium
quercetin
antioxidants
phosphorus
kaempferol
sulforaphane
hesperidin
magnesium

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