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Simple Favorites // Cheesy Tomato Crisp

Who loves cheese crisps?! Some of you may also know this delicious food by its other name - cheese quesadilla. Whether you crisp or quesadilla, jazzing up this classic lunch with a sliced tomato is something you won't regret! Grab some whole-wheat tortillas, part-skim cheese, and fresh tomatoes. Next, slice or dice tomatoes as desired.… Continue reading Simple Favorites // Cheesy Tomato Crisp

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Terrific Tomatoes // Farmers’ Market Panzanella

Tomatoes are ripe and ready to harvest! Tomatoes are a really fun vegetable. They can be enjoyed in so many ways - fresh, cooked, or blended into sauces! One fun way to eat tomatoes is in Panzanella. Panzanella is like a crouton salad! Doesn't sound so bad, right? Check out our Panzanella recipe in this… Continue reading Terrific Tomatoes // Farmers’ Market Panzanella

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A Peach of My Heart // Perfect Peach Crisp

Have you ever met a peach you didn't like? I haven't! Peaches are one of the best fruits in the whole world...and they're growing right here in Utah! The natural sweetness of the peach makes a perfect base for a delicious fruity dessert. Let's get started! First, gather your ingredients! Peaches, oats, whole-wheat flour, honey,… Continue reading A Peach of My Heart // Perfect Peach Crisp

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Just Peachy // A Perfect September Fruit

Fresh juicy peaches have arrived in Utah! You'll find them on your own tree, your neighbor's tree, fruit stands, farmers' markets, and your local grocery store! Buying peaches when they are in-season means they are less expensive and more delicious. Picking the perfect peach takes some practice. Look for peaches that are firm, but soft.… Continue reading Just Peachy // A Perfect September Fruit

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Dip it, Dunk it, Eat it! // Cool Cucumber Dip

One of my favorite ways to eat raw vegetables is dunked in a flavorful dip! Making your own dip is easy and fun....let's get started! First, gather your ingredients. You'll need garlic, dill, salt, lemon juice, and plain non-fat Greek yogurt. Using non-fat yogurt instead of mayonnaise makes this dip a healthier choice than what… Continue reading Dip it, Dunk it, Eat it! // Cool Cucumber Dip

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Freezing Fruits and Veggies // Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Did you know frozen fruits and vegetables are just as healthy as fresh fruits and vegetables? They can taste just as good too! Freezing fruits and vegetables allows you to enjoy fresh produce all year long, even when they aren't in season. It's smart to save excess produce from the farmers market, garden, or store… Continue reading Freezing Fruits and Veggies // Broccoli Pesto Pasta

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You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto

When you visit the farmers' market this month, you'll likely see large bunches of beets with bright pink stalks and giant leaves! Beets are a great source of folate, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. Beets get their vibrant pink/red color from an antioxidant called "betalain." Betalains help protect good cells in your body that keep… Continue reading You Are What You Beet // Pink Risotto

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Harvest Schedule // Kid-Approved Rhubarb Muffins

Lots of farmers markets in Utah will be selling rhubarb around this time of year! Rhubarb is a funny-looking vegetable that looks like pink celery. The stalks can be eaten plain, but most people like them best when they are baked into desserts like pies, cakes, or muffins. Here are a couple fun facts about… Continue reading Harvest Schedule // Kid-Approved Rhubarb Muffins

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Fruit and Veggie Swaps // Cheesy Spinach (er…Kale!) Bites

One of the best ways to save money and get fresh food is to buy fruits and vegetables that are "in-season." When fruits or vegetables are in-season, that means they are ready to pick and eat from the garden. This sounds great, but what if you want to make cheesy spinach bites before your spinach… Continue reading Fruit and Veggie Swaps // Cheesy Spinach (er…Kale!) Bites

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Meet Me at the Market // 5 Delicious June Veggies

Have you ever been to a farmers' market? Farmers' markets are fun places where farmers can sell delicious fruits and vegetables to people like you! They usually happen at a park or other community center during the summertime. People like shopping at farmers' markets so they can buy fruits and vegetables that taste fresh and… Continue reading Meet Me at the Market // 5 Delicious June Veggies

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Raving Radish Dip // The Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables

It's that time of year when radishes are popping out of the ground, just waiting to be eaten! Radishes are often thought of as spicy or bitter, but turning them into a yummy dip will help mellow out those flavors. We only need three ingredients for this dip...garlic, radishes, and low-fat cream cheese. First, cut… Continue reading Raving Radish Dip // The Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables

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Scrumptious Spaghetti Squash

This is the last week that we'll be focusing on a seasonal fruit or vegetable. Don't worry, there are many fun, delicious, and nutritious things in store! To end this fun series, we're entering the world of winter squash by learning about spaghetti squash! Can you guess why this squash is called spaghetti squash? It… Continue reading Scrumptious Spaghetti Squash

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Peach Muffins

Peach season is a wonderful time of year! Don't let it pass by without sinking your teeth into a delicious peach or one of these peach muffins. 🙂 Could there be a better combination than peach and muffin? I don't think so. This recipe makes a great quick breakfast or snack. Get this recipe started… Continue reading Peach Muffins

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The Green Bean Machine

Green bean, string bean, french bean, snap bean - they're all the same thing! Why do green beans have so many names? I don't know, but I do know that they're a vegetable everyone should be eating! Green beans came from Peru but today, green beans can be found growing all over the world! In… Continue reading The Green Bean Machine

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Cool Down with Cantaloupe

Trying to beat the summer heat? About 90% of cantaloupe is water, which means it will help you feel hydrated on hot summer days. Once you have one bite, you'll want to eat the rest of the melon. Cantaloupe has an interesting history. Ancient Egyptians were eating cantaloupe over 4,000 years ago! Over the years, cantaloupe… Continue reading Cool Down with Cantaloupe