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


Sauteed Eggplant with Melted Cheese and Tomato 

Yield: 4 Servings  

Ingredients:
     medium eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices   
6      T. low-sodium broth (chicken or vegetable), divided   
1      tomato, thinly sliced cup fresh mint           
4      ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced  


Basil Sauce: 
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
1 cloves garlic, minced 
1/4 cup fresh basil, minced 

Directions: 

  1. To prepare sauce: Combine olive oil, garlic, and basil in a small mixing bowl, mix well. Set aside. 
  2. To prepare eggplant: in a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup broth over medium heat. When broth begins to steam, add eggplant slices, cover pan with a lid, and sauté 5 minutes. 
  3. Flip eggplant slices and add 1/4 cup broth, if needed. Top each slice of eggplant with a thin slice of tomato and slice of mozzarella cheese. Cover and sauté 2 more minutes. 
  4. Remove eggplant from pan and arrange on serving plates. Top each slice with 1 teaspoon basil sauce and serve immediately. ENJOY! 

Nutrition Facts - Serving Size 1/4 of recipe; 3 slices of eggplant with sauce: Calories: 232, Total Fat: 18g,Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 115mg, Total Carbohydrate: 10g, Dietary Fiber: 5g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 12%, Vitamin C: 13%, Calcium: 24%

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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