June is the peak of cherry season, so why not celebrate with a lovely, light cherry salad?! This Minted Spring Mix, Dark Sweet Cherries & Cantaloupe Salad recipe by our partner, Sage Fruit Company, is the perfect salad for lunch or a small snack on the back patio. The hint of mint added to this recipe is a wonderful, refreshing touch. Bing cherries are the preferred cherry variety for this salad, but any dark cherry will work just fine as an alternative!
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Learn a quick 10 minute meal. How to microwave spaghetti squash in 5 easy steps! A helpful infographic with step by step directions. A delicious, healthy and super easy meal!
Artichokes can be somewhat intimidating, but once you figure out how to prepare them, a whole new world of opportunities open up! Below is a stuffed artichokes recipe, because everything is better stuffed! We’ve spelled out the step-by-step process for preparing your artichoke, which should eliminate any confusion you may have. It’s totally worth the effort, cause these stuffed artichokes are SO YUMMY!
Avocado is this week’s Produce Mom Pick! Avocados are much more versatile than you think! I love putting an avocado slice on a fried egg sandwich, or tossing avocado chunks into salad. And how delicious is fresh guacamole?! The options are endless! One unique use for avocados is tossing them into sushi balls!
Grapes are one of the most fun and easiest fruits to eat as-is, but why not get creative with them?! Grapes are quite a versatile fruit. They can be tossed into garden salads, chicken salad, fruit salad, on top of pizzas, or turned into wine, jelly and jams. One unique way of using grapes is to create a fruit bouquet!
There might not be a single produce item more refreshing to snack on during the spring and summer than watermelon slices or chunks. The reason watermelon is so refreshing might be the fact that the fruit is 91% water. Being dehydrated is dangerous, so snacking on watermelon will surely keep you hydrated
This week’s Produce Mom Pick is Raspberries! Raspberries are delicious on their own, but also work extremely well when blended into a vinaigrette salad dressing! A fruit flavored salad dressing can turn any normal salad into an incredibly delightful meal. One cup of raspberries is only 52 calories, offers 7 grams of fiber (more than… Read more »
This week’s Produce Mom Pick is Baby Spinach! Baby spinach is incredibly nutritious. It is perfect to use in salads, and only has 7 calories per 1 cup! SEVEN! Not to mention 1 cup also only has 1 gram of carbohydrate, offers 56% daily value of vitamin A, and is a rich source of fiber…. Read more »
Swiss Chard is this week’s Produce Mom Pick! Swiss chard is an excellent source of vitamin A and is high in iron. Swiss chard can be enjoyed steamed, sauteed, or even used raw in salads and garnishes. Many different colors of Swiss chard stems exist, including green, gold, white, orange, pink, and red. Kids are… Read more »
This week’s Produce Mom Pick is Peach! There’s nothing quite like a juicy peach on a warm spring day. The peach tree is native to Northwest China. Peaches are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, potassium & niacin. One medium sized peach is approximately 60 calories and 13 grams of sugar. Since… Read more »