Perfect ingredients is ripe for the picking and is at peak flavor when in season. The greens are vibrant , the crunch of taste is crisp, excellent. Fresh from the garden , favorite farmers market or local grocery, tis the season to enjoy the bounty of the earth.
How can one for eating all the vegetables in the Mom usually forget dining table? According to the updated portion requirements of USDA, Mom is always right. We need five servings per day.
Most Americans do not eat enough vegetables . Our Portion Control Vegetable Server tool takes the guess work of serving sizes. By using the tool daily, you can be sure that the USDA requirements recommended eating part.
Look at this five vegetables add variety and flavor to your warm weather diet .
Okra - One of the best ways to eat okra is raw because it is loaded with health benefits such as vitamins A and C plus iron and calcium. Further advantages are no phlegm (mucus) plus there are no dishes to wash. For optimum flavor, make sure okra is fresh and tender. Dip it in hummus, aioli and salsa. Or simply chop and throw in a green salad.
Zucchini - Get creative with garden fresh zucchini . It is a very productive plant that thrives in the garden. Try blanched and freezing baggies thin slices in zip. Disc Zucchini lengthwise, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with spices; Grill. Throw in a salad or serve on the side with fish
asparagus -. eating vegetables at their peak is best. asparagus season begins in March and runs until June. It is best when consumed within a few days after the harvest - so it is better to buy locally. Steaming is the most common method for the production of asparagus . It cooks the Asparagus sp ears gently and brings its natural flavor. Steam and throw with a fresh vinaigrette. Or consider a quick blanching boil, then a quick flash of heat-oiled in an olive pan with lemon juice and garlic
Spring Peas -. A serving of sweet green garden (or English) peas , which are actually legumes, contains more protein than an egg with less than one gram of fat and no cholesterol. garden peas should be peeled and blanched in boiling water just until bright green. Throw with a touch or real butter or sea salt
Green beans -. There is nothing like green beans fresh from the garden . The fresh, sweet bean taste just can not find canned or frozen in anything. For a healthier twist, try with fresh lemon juice and black pepper instead of butter flavor.
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