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 sodium or cholesterol – based on science alone, red potatoes … Continue reading 10 Healthy Reasons to dig into RED POTATOES

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. – With baby spinach, strawberries, and cubed feta coated with … Continue reading Cucumbers…Recipes, tips and more

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 not only a necessity- but a Super Food! (the scientific … Continue reading Why should you eat potatoes?!?

BERRIES…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

Apples to Zucchini  How to store for now and later,  handy tips for use, and delicious recipes! BERRIES  Storage tips: Wash your berries with vinegar just after you bring them home to get rid of mold. After discarding any berries that show even a bit of mold, put 3 cups cold water and 1 cup white vinegar in a large bowl or salad spinner. Make … Continue reading BERRIES…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

BANANAS…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

Apples to Zucchini  How to store for now and later,  handy tips for use, and delicious recipes! BANANAS Storage tips: Bananas should be stored hanging, placed on the counter, or stored in a well ventilated basket. Bananas should never be kept in a plastic bag, this creates too much  moisture and will cause the fruit to rot. If you are lucky enough to have bananas in the … Continue reading BANANAS…How to store for now and later, handy tips for use, and delicious recipes!

Kale and Sweet Potato Sauté

Not only is this recipe tasty, it is packed with vitamins and minerals. Sweet Potatoes and Kale are full of amazing health benefits! 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided), plus more if needed 11⁄2 pounds sweet potatoes (2 medium), peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 3⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt (divided) 1 tablespoon chili powder (divided) 11⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin (divided) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium … Continue reading Kale and Sweet Potato Sauté

Italian Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded (Need tips? Click here.) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped (yellow=traditional, white=milder, red=mildest, Vidalia or similar=sweet) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 3 tablespoons sliced black olives 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F … Continue reading Italian Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Kale…Your New Friend With Benefits

Did you know that Georgia ranks number two for Kale production crops in the US. Yay! That means we have access to best of the best of this versatile super food. Kale production has surpassed Spinach and Romaine Lettuce.  It is considered to be a super food, for good reason! Kale is a both a magical and powerful leafy green.  Kale can be cooked and eaten by itself, used in … Continue reading Kale…Your New Friend With Benefits

Grapefruit Basics

Grapefruit Basics If lemons are sour and oranges sweet, grapefruit picks up the slack in between. With its signature zing and slightly bitter finish, it adds bright complexity to sweet and savory dishes alike. In Season: Grapefruit-growing season lasts from October through May. Grapefruit keeps well in cold storage, so it can be found in supermarkets year-round. What to Look For: Grapefruit comes in white, pink, and … Continue reading Grapefruit Basics

Go. Bananas. Go Go Bananas!…All About Bananas

  Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason. They are eaten by babies, parents, grandparents and everyone in between! One medium banana (about 126 grams) is considered to be one serving. One serving of banana contains 110 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrate and 1 gram of protein. Bananas are naturally free of fat, cholesterol and sodium. So, … Continue reading Go. Bananas. Go Go Bananas!…All About Bananas