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The days are longer and the sun is shining! It is time to transition out of heaving winter eating and into light spring eating. New fresh fruits and vegetables are in season in June that have many benefits for your health and overall mood. 

 Benefits of Eating Seasonal Foods: 
Cheaper Cost
Fresh Taste
Peak quality means more nutrients!

Vegetables, Fruit, and Herbs in Season During June:   
Apricots
Basil
Beets
Blueberries
Cherries
Corn
Green beans
Kiwi
Peaches
Nectarines
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Watermelon
Yellow squash

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Recipe of the Month - August


No- Bake Healthy Cookies
Yield: 12 cookies 

Ingredients: 
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 
- 1/4 cup honey or agave 
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
- 1/4 tsp. salt 
- 2/3 cup Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal 
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 2/3 cup old- fashioned oats, uncooked 

Directions: 
1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and salt. Microwave for 20 -30 seconds and stir until combined. 
2. In the same bowl, add in the Rice Krispies Cereal, flaxseed, and oats. Stir together until completely combined. 
3. Add in any optional add-ins if desired (raisins, dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes)
4. Form balls with the mixture then flatten the balls in your hand to create a cookie shape. 

**Store cookies in airtight container for 4 - 5 days in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition Facts for one cookie: Calories: 154; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Trans Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 77mg; Carbohydrates: 13g; Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 7g; Vitamin A: 0%; Vitamin C: 1%; Calcium: 2%, Iron: 6%

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Tofu Caesar Salad

Tofu Caesar Dressing

½ cup Parmesan cheese, cubed

2 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup soft tofu

2 tablespoons water

 

Caesar Salad

8 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

½ cup croutons

½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Ground black pepper, to taste

12 ounces cooked chicken breast slices or firm tofu cubes, optional


Directions

  1. Blend cheese cubes in a food processor or blender until shredded.
  2. Add garlic, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, tofu, and water to blender and process until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste. Add additional water to reach salad dressing consistency, if necessary.
  3. Pour dressing over Caesar salad, toss well, and season with additional black pepper.


Serves 4

Nutritional information per serving; 2 cups salad plus 2 tablespoons dressing

Calories: 110; Fat: 5g; Saturated fat: 3g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 345mg; Carbohydrates: 8g; Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 8g; Vitamin A: 165%; Vitamin C: 42%; Calcium: 22%; Iron: 9%