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Mar 12, 2020 | Healthy Living, Learn to Eat Clean and Healthy

Use In-Season Fruits and Veggies for a Flavorful Experience

Have you ever enjoyed the scent and flavor of freshly grown tomatoes or strawberries?  Have you tried to replicate that experience in the middle of winter and found both to be lacking? If you are looking for information on in-season fruits and vegetables, we are here to help!

Harvard School of Public Health: The Center for Health and Global Environment has produced a handy, pocket-sized reference for consumers in the northeast.  Check it out for a list of what’s best when.  The list for March includes apples, cabbage, carrots, mushroom, onions, parsnips, potatoes, radishes, sprouts, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and turnips.

Speaking of cabbage… how about a healthful bowl of Healing Cabbage Soup, compliments of www.allrecipes.com? It’s quick, easy, full of nutrients, and great on a cold night.

Healing Cabbage Soup

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 teaspoons of chicken bouillon granules (You can substitute the water and bouillon with 2 quarts of your favorite chicken or veggie broth.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • ½ head cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 14 ounce can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, drained and diced

Directions:

  • In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic. Cook until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in water, bouillon, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then stir in cabbage. Simmer until cabbage wilts, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes. Return to a boil, then simmer 15 to 30 minutes, stirring often.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are a luxury you deserve every day.  Make sure to check out

the local farmer’s markets we talked about last time, and enjoy the benefits of a fresh harvest. Get creative and try some new veggies and recipes.  Nothing can stop you now!

Next time we will celebrate the sunshine and give you a host of reasons to soak up the warm, spring sun.

Always remember we are teaching you how to “Heal the Simple Way”!  Health and healing do not need to be difficult.  Get your sleep, eat well, keep your stress to a minimum and don’t forget to move daily.  Be well until we meet, again!

 

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