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Beets nutrition facts Beets are highly nutritious and “cardiovascular health” friendly root vegetables. Certain unique pigment antioxidants in this root and its top greens have been found to offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke, lower cholesterol levels within the body, and have anti-aging effects. Botanically, this tuberous root vegetable belongs to the Amaranthaceae…

Easy Roasted Beets

Easy Steps to Oven-Roasted Beets Whole Roasted Beets. Photo © Foodcollection RF/Getty Images Roasting beets intensifies their flavor, brings out their earthy sweetness, and makes their peels as easy to peel off as an over-sized sweater. Like roasting anything, it’s pretty straightforward. This step-by-step guide proves that point!   02 of 04 Start With Fresh,…

The least appealing of all greens…

Mustard Greens…Just the mention of the name brings an involuntary response of YUCK. But…is that fair? Have you actually given them a fair try? Have you only seen them boiled to the consistency of cow cud? We certainly hope so, because I am here to tell you not only why you WANT to eat these…

10 Healthy Reasons to dig into RED POTATOES

10 HEALTHY REASONS TO DIG INTO RED POTATOES As a “white food”, potatoes are often lumped together with white bread and white pasta, which are considered off limits when trying to eat healthy. However, with only about 110 calories, 45% of your daily value of vitamin C, more potassium than a banana, naturally fat-free, zero…

Cucumbers…Recipes, tips and more

Who knew there were so many ways to use cucumbers? I mean- sushi and eye pads are  given- but in drinks? Oooh! Here are a few of our favorites compiled from the helpful people at Chocolate and Zucchini (enough said!) Cucumber salads – Bite-size cucumbers and tomatoes with onion and feta, sprinkled with balsamic vinegar….

Why should you eat potatoes?!?

Did you know that Potatoes are a great source of potassium and protein, and other important vitamins and minerals? We have compiled information to give you health and nutritional information, recipes and tips on cooking, eating and storing potatoes. Although Sweet Potatoes are technically different than “regular potatoes”, since we are from the South- they are…

Apple and Cheese Roll Up

Kid Activities has tons of kid friendly ideas…this one is such an easy snack to make, I had to share! Their recipe and tips follow. Try this recipe this week with a Rome Apple. Let us know how it turns out! APPLE AND CHEESE ROLL UP Ingredients 1 flour tortilla (6 inch diameter) 4 tbsp medium cheddar…

Rome Apple Cake

Rome Apple Cake  INGREDIENTS  BATTER 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup oil ( or 1/2 c.oil,1/2 c. applesauce) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 2 cups Rome apples ( peeled, cored, sliced or cubed) TOPPING 1/2 cup brown sugar…