This picture from our recent visit to the Grand Canyon is a great way for me to announce my decision to throw up my hands and take time off to enjoy the view of my life.
The Nutrition Beat Blog will start a break today and return on March 1, 2018.
At this later time of the season, we find the beautiful ruby red or purple cabbage at the farmers markets.
Pucker up for Purple Power!
Now that fall is appearing, it’s time to focus on some of the cool-season vegetables we find popping up at the local farmers markets.
Palatable potatoes are right at our fingertips so, let’s pick some up for our meal planning today.
Turnip (Brassica rapa)
It’s that time of year when we see, the cool-season crop, turnips adorning farmers markets.
When you spot turnips at the market, you’ve stumbled upon another versatile vegetable that offers wonderful nutrition benefits in both its root and greens.
Onion (Allium cepa)
These beautiful round bulbs were brought to North America by Christopher Columbus and, today, continue to give us wonderful flavor and fabulous nutritional benefits.
Until late September early November, you can still find many delicious melons at your local farmers markets and grocery stores.
Different types of melons offer a variety of wonderful nutritional benefits for our bodies.
Corn on the Cob
There is an ongoing argument about whether or not corn is a vegetable, fruit, or grain but, we’re not going to debate that today.
All we care about, is that corn is scrumptious and offers us all kinds of nutritional benefits!
Pears (pyrus communis) are no longer hanging on the trees but hanging around at the farmers markets waiting for you to bite into a juicy one.
5 Powerful Reasons to Pick a Pear Today!
Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum)
Let's see why including tomatoes in your daily eating, is a great habit any day of the year.
They offer such a beautiful, subtle, sweet, and oniony flavor to so many wonderful dishes.
Unfortunately, leeks are another vegetable that is often overlooked because people are unsure of how to pick, prepare, and eat them.
Okra has made its way to the farmers markets!
Let's see why okra is part of the Functional Foods at Farmers Markets series.
Yahoo! We're seeing them now at the Farmers Markets. A hearty welcome comes to the beautiful little tender green summer squash known as Zucchini. It also comes along with those delicious yellow blossoms!
The Northern Illinois Farmers Market guide tells us it’s time for us to grab some of the splendid green prickly globes known as artichokes. Many of us have never eaten or prepared one, so let’s take a look to find out what a wonderful functional food they are.
Beets are a perfect functional food now arriving at your local farmers markets.
If you're willing to give them a try, they're ready to deliver many wonderful health benefits.