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

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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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Black Bean Salsa Frittata

Ingredients

Salsa

1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

¼ cup red onion, chopped and soaked in water-vinegar mixture

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground

1 lime, juiced

Salt and pepper, to taste

6 eggs

Cooking spray

Garnish

1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped

¼ cup cotija cheese, grated

1 avocado, diced

Cilantro, chopped

Directions

1.     Combine salsa ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.

2.     Whisk together the eggs in a large bowl. Add the salsa to the eggs and stir to combine.

3.     To prepare frittata, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.

4.     Pour the egg and salsa mixture into the nonstick skillet.

5.     Cook until eggs are slightly firm.

6.     Sprinkle the top with tomatoes, Cotija cheese, avocado and cilantro.

7.     Cut into wedges and serve.

Serves 4

Health Benefits

One large egg is only 70 calories, only 5 grams of fat and contains 13 essential nutrients including vitamin D, lutein, folate, iron, and zinc.

Beans contain fiber, protein and iron. Consuming foods rich in fiber reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and may reduce constipation.

Nutrition information per serving: ¼ recipe

Calories: 335; Total fat: 16g; Saturated fat: 5g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 326mg; Sodium: 454mg; Carbohydrates: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 12g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 21g; Vitamin A: 20%; Vitamin C: 22%; Calcium: 13%; Iron: 24%