It's National Nutrition Month!

Can't find fresh? Go Frozen! 

Nutritionally speaking, frozen fruits and vegetables are often superior to the “fresh” 
ones you find at the supermarket. 

Frozen fruits are picked fresh at their peak ripeness and are frozen 
immediately which seals in nutrients. 

  

On average, food travels 1,500 miles from farm to grocery.

At that time food can lose up to 45 percent of its nutritional value.

If possible find fruits that are in season, if not frozen fruits are good too!


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Recipe of the Month

Overnight Oats
yields: 2 servings

 


Ingredients: 

¼ cup old fashioned rolled oats, uncooked

1/4-cup nonfat milk
¼ cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon Chia seeds
1 ½ teaspoon honey,
¼ cup diced mango
½ tablespoon sliced almonds
¼ cup strawberries, chopped (optional)



Directions:

In a half-pint Mason jar add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, honey and sliced almonds.


Place lid on the jar and shake until evenly combined.
Add the mangoes and stir to mix throughout.
Place the lid back on and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days.
Top with strawberries (optional)
Eat chilled and enjoy!

Nutrient Analysis: (1 serving)



Calories: 300; Fat: 71g; Trans Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 58mg; Carbohydrate: 40g; Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 21g; Protein: 15g; Vitamin A: 7%; Vitamin C: 16%; Calcium: 23%; Iron: 11%

 


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Curry Apple Lentil Soup Mix

Ingredients

2 (2 cup) jars with tight-fitting lids or bags

½ pound red lentils (1 cup)

½ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons minced dried onion

1 tablespoons curry powder

½ teaspoons garlic powder

½ pound green lentils (1 cup)

1 cup dried apple rings, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 tablespoons dried parsley leaves


Directions

1.     In bottom of each glass jar (or bag):

2.     Place ½ cup red lentils; top with ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 ½ tablespoons dried onion, ½ tablespoon curry powder, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ cup green lentils, ½ cup apple pieces, and ½ tablespoon parsley; in that order.

3.     Seal jars and store at room temperature up to 1 month, or store in the refrigerator until ready to eat!


Prepare labels with cooking instructions and attach to jars. Add these cooking directions to each label before giving as a gift: “Place lentil soup mix in 3-quart saucepan with 3-4 cups water or broth. Heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Makes 4 cups soup.”

Makes 2 (1 quart)  jars, each jar serves 4

Nutritional information per serving; 1 cup soup, cooked

Calories: 214; Fat: 1g; Saturated fat: 0g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 161mg; Carbohydrates: 40g; Fiber: 12g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 13g; Vitamin A: 2%; Vitamin C: 9%; Calcium: 5%; Iron: 26%