Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Eating Seasonal... Summer Recipe Favorites

Eating seasonal and local is an exciting lifestyle choice that pays off in more ways than one.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables cost less!

Seasonal fruits and vegetables have higher nutrient density - so you get more healthy fuel from each bite!

Eating vegetarian meals atleast a few times per week can be a very healthy way to limit your intake of unhealthy saturated fats and foods that have undergone processing.

There are more farmer's markets in existence now than ever before... Check out of a few of these recipes and support your local farmers this week!

Serve with your favorite rice such as basmati, brown, or wild rice for a seasonal vegetarian meal.

For the meat lovers in your life serve with a baked pesto marinated pork or turkey tenderloin that is preferably grass fed, free- range, antibiotic and hormone free.

Pairs well with an easy to prepare whole wheat crust pizza crust.

For the carnivorous serve with hand torn baked or boiled chicken meat that is preferably free-range, antibiotic and hormone free.

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Pasta

Serve this pasta sauce over penne or spiral pasta to reduce the amount of pasta you eat. When you use penne and spiral pasta the sauce is also able to cover more of the noodle!

Skip the pasta altogether and make it a well rounded nutrition powerhouse by substituting barley or wheatberries.

For the meat lovers serve with blackened shrimp or baked chicken that is preferably free-range, antibiotic, and hormone free.

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