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Easy, Portable Summer Snacks

Quick & Portable Snacks! Summer produce boasts a large variety of fruits and veggies that we wait for all year long to enjoy.  Sweet juicy watermelons and cantaloupe…berries, apricots, and peaches just bursting with flavor are a few of my favorite summer treats. And along with the abundance of fruits and veggies, are loads of outdoor activities that make for a jam-packed summertime schedule – especially if you have kids or grandkids.  And, for good reason!  These summer months are what memories are made of and what we look forward to as we dredge through cold winter months. However, spending…
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The Sexy Strawberry!

I love spring, don’t you?…. next to fall, it’s my favorite season.  Especially because we get to enjoy luscious, fresh strawberries! Local strawberries have been gracing produce stands inside our markets and at farmers’ markets here in California for the last month.  If you’re lucky enough to live close to where they’re grown, like those of us in California where 80% of the strawberries in the U.S. are grown, they’ll be extra sweet as they won’t be picked too early. As Americans, we eat an average of 3 ½ pounds of fresh strawberries a year, just plain right out of…
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Detox Soup

Detox Soup 2018-03-16 15:20:26 Yields 3 A simple nourishing vegetarian soup to cleanse and restore your body. Can be cooked in Instant Pot or simmered all day in a slow cooker. (Times noted are with Instant Pot) Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hr Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hr 359 calories 82 g 0 g 2 g 12 g 0 g 3778 g 552 g 37 g 0 g 1 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 3778g Yields 3 Amount Per Serving Calories 359 Calories from Fat 16…
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Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed Pesto 2017-08-20 22:46:34 Serves 2 A scrumptious alternative to traditional pasta Print 648 calories 41 g 0 g 51 g 17 g 7 g 652 g 70 g 11 g 0 g 41 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 652g Servings 2 Amount Per Serving Calories 648 Calories from Fat 439 % Daily Value * Total Fat 51g 78% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 13g Monounsaturated Fat 28g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 70mg 3% Total Carbohydrates 41g 14% Dietary Fiber 18g 71% Sugars 11g Protein 17g Vitamin A106%Vitamin C174% Calcium23%Iron32% * Percent…
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Triple Berry-Spinach Superfoods Smoothie

Triple Berry-Spinach Superfoods Smoothie 2017-04-12 12:46:05 Serves 1 Perfect way to start your day - or replenish after a workout! Loaded with anit-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, plant based protein. Print 236 calories 43 g 0 g 6 g 5 g 0 g 796 g 54 g 28 g 0 g 0 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 796g Servings 1 Amount Per Serving Calories 236 Calories from Fat 6 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 9% Saturated Fat 0g 1% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 54mg 2% Total Carbohydrates 43g 14% Dietary Fiber 7g…
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