Are you looking to add in a new veggie? Most of us are creatures of habit when it comes to produce shopping. Carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini are all familiar safe options. For some just eating veggies is a struggle so why add in a new one. A little change is good. It helps to avoid food burn out from eating the same foods over and over. Also adding in variety will ramp up the nutrition of your diet.
I have a great one for you to try, jicama. It’s pronounced HICK-ama. Jicama is an odd globe-shaped tuber that has a bark-like skin. It’s a little intimidating but worth giving it a try.
Let’s breakdown this wonderful juicy, crunch tuber.
Tips For Keeping Produce Fresh Until Your Next Trip to the Grocery Store
There is nothing worse than stocking up during your weekly trip to the grocery store, farmers market, or CSA delivery and then in a few days, it turns into a wilted soggy mess. Storing produce properly keeps your vegetables and fruits fresher, longer. If you are tired of your produce going bad before your next shopping trip, here are some tips to extend the freshness and life of your produce and help you limit food waste.
I know that you know that fresh veggies are a great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber and are an important part of a balanced healthy diet. But what about frozen veggies?
Grilling intensifies the flavor of fresh veggies and is an easy way to add a simple tasty side to your main dish. Click below for a handy chart to provide you with easy guidelines for prepping and cooking veggies for optimal results.
Spaghetti squash is a wonderful winter veggie that has a neutral flavor and will soak up any sauce or seasoning you serve it with, so it works well in many recipes. It’s a tasty and healthy substitution for regular pasta. Can be paired with Italian meat sauce, meatballs, garlic or Parmesan. You can also use it in casseroles or a substitute for hash browns.
Are you ready to spring forward this weekend? I’m not happy about losing an hour or walking the dog in the dark for the next month but I am excited about warmer weather. It's not very spring like in Denver yet, so to help make it feel more like spring, you can start cooking with some springtime veggies.
Root vegetables are perfect for wintery comfort foods. They are inexpensive, hearty and so versatile. So many ways to prepare and eat them. They are delicious roasted or grilled. They can be made into soups, gratins, hash browns, fries, or root veggies chips. Mashed or pureed.
Bok Choy - Looking for a new veggie to incorporate into your meal rotation? If you haven’t cooked with bok choy here is what you need to know.
What it is - Bok choy is a leafy member of the cabbage family that is most often associated with Chinese cuisine. Bok choy has crisp white stalks, dark green leaves, and a mild-taste. Available all year-round in the U.S. The most common varieties seen in the U.S. are the traditional and my favorite the baby bok choy. Both can be found at most grocery stores.
Mason jar salads are easy to prep, make lunches super convenient during the week, beautiful and super healthy!!
Tips on making delicious and healthy mason jar salads.
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Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.