Spring Season

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

EAT UP! 

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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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“Plum-Nana” Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients:

2 cups whole-wheat flour

1 cup quick cooking oats

1/3 cup light brown sugar

2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

¾ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 banana, ripe

1 cup nonfat milk

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 ½ cups unpeeled chopped plums

¼ cup Greek yogurt

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Mist 9x5 bread pan with cooking spray
  3. Mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
  4. In a separate bowl, mash banana then add and mix together milk, lemon juice, plums, yogurt, and apple sauce
  5. Combine the two mixtures and stir until moist
  6. Place the batter into the prepared bread pan and bake 45-50 minutes
  7. Bread is done when a toothpick is inserted into the center of the bread and comes out clean

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 218, Total Fat: 1g, Dietary Fiber: 4g, Protein: 5g